Harriette Taylor Treadwell

The Old Woman and the Pig

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[26] An old woman found a sixpence.

She wanted a pig.

She said, "I can get a pig. I can get a pig with the sixpence."

And she did.



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[27] The pig came to a stile.


The old woman said, "Pig, pig, get over the stile."


The pig said, "I won't get over the stile."

And he ran away.

He ran away from the old woman.



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[28] The old woman met a dog.


She said, "Dog, dog, bite pig. Pig won't get over the stile, And I can not get home to-night."


The dog said, "I won't bite pig."



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[29] The old woman met a stick.


She said, "Stick, stick, beat dog. Dog won't bite pig, Pig won't get over the stile, And I can not get home to-night."


The stick said, "I won't beat dog."



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[30] The old woman met a fire.


She said, "Fire, fire, burn stick. Stick won't beat dog, Dog won't bite pig, Pig won't get over the stile, And I can not get home to-night."


The fire said, "I won't burn stick."



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[31] The old woman met some water.


She said, "Water, water, quench fire. Fire won't burn stick, Stick won't beat dog, Dog won't bite pig, Pig won't get over the stile, And I can not get home to-night."


[32] The water said, "I won't quench fire."