Little White Rabbit
Little White Rabbit lived alone. Her house stood near a cabbage-garden. Every morning when the sun peeped into the window, up she jumped and dressed for the day. Then she would say,
One day she put on her bonnet, took up her basket, and started off. She found a large cabbage and hurried home. Little White Rabbit tried to open her door. It was locked on the inside.
She knocked and thumped and thumped and knocked.
A big voice inside called out, "Who is there?"
Then the big voice inside called out,
Poor Little White Rabbit ran away. On the road she met Big Ox. She said to him, "Big Ox, please help me.
Big Ox said, "Oh, I cannot help you! I am afraid of Huge Billy Goat."
Little White Rabbit went on. Soon she met Black Dog. She said to him, "Black Dog, please help me.
Black Dog said, "Then I cannot help you. I am afraid of Huge Billy Goat."
Little White Rabbit went on and on. Soon she met Red Cock. She said to him, "Red Cock, please help me.
"Oh, I cannot help you! I am afraid of Huge Billy Goat."
Poor Little White Rabbit said, "No one will help me to drive Huge Billy Goat out of my house. What shall I do? Where can I go?"
On and on and on went Little White Rabbit weeping. Soon a small voice called out, "Good morning, Little White Rabbit! Why do you weep?" It was Busy Little Ant.
Little White Rabbit said,
Busy Little Ant said, "I will go with you and help you, Little White Rabbit."
So they went back together to Little White Rabbit's house. They knocked and thumped on the door. A gruff voice inside called out,
Then Busy Little Ant called out,
Busy Little Ant crept in through the keyhole. She sprang on Huge Billy Goat's back and stung him.
"Oh! Oh! Oh!" cried Huge Billy Goat, and out of Little White Rabbit's house he ran as fast as he could. Then Little White Rabbit cut up the large cabbage and made soup.
"Come, Busy Little Ant," she said. "We will live here together."