Excerpt: ... a tooth in his whole life. It would have been a shame if Frisky Squirrel had lost one of his sharp, white teeth. But Frisky didn't know that. He thought it would be fun. And he sat down and told Jimmy Rabbit he was ready. So Jimmy Rabbit stepped up to him. But he hadn't any more than closed his p. 61 pincers when Frisky Squirrel began ...Read MoreExcerpt: ... a tooth in his whole life. It would have been a shame if Frisky Squirrel had lost one of his sharp, white teeth. But Frisky didn't know that. He thought it would be fun. And he sat down and told Jimmy Rabbit he was ready. So Jimmy Rabbit stepped up to him. But he hadn't any more than closed his p. 61 pincers when Frisky Squirrel began to scream. Jimmy Rabbit was so surprised that he let the pincers drop and jumped back. "My goodness!" he said. "How you startled me! I didn't hurt you, did I?" "Yes, you did!" Frisky answered. And Jimmy could see that he was angry. "You hurt my lip terribly." "Well, you must have moved," said Jimmy. "Having a tooth pulled is a good deal like having your picture taken. You have to sit very still." Now, sitting still was something that Frisky Squirrel never was able to do. "I'm sorry," he said, "but I shall have to get along with my teeth just as they are." "Better try once more!" Jimmy urged him. "Most everybody has at least one tooth out. It's quite the fashion." p. 62 But Frisky would not let him try again. "I haven't heard that it was the fashion to have your lip pulled off," he said. "But I'll stay here a while," he added. He wanted to see a tooth pulled, even if it wasn't his own. "Do!" said Jimmy Rabbit. "And after you've seen how easily the thing's done, I've no doubt you will want me to 'tend to your case." He was very cheerful. But Frisky Squirrel did not appear very happy. His lip pained him terribly. p. 63 You may have heard somewhere of Uncle Jerry Chuck. He was an old woodchuck who lived in Farmer Green's pasture. And he was known far and wide as the stingiest person in Pleasant Valley. He never paid for anything if he could possibly help it. Well, Uncle Jerry had the toothache. That was nothing new for him, either. He often had the toothache. And it was always the same tooth, tooRead Less
New. This item is printed on demand. Arthur Scott Bailey (1877-1949) was author of more than forty children's books. Bailey attended St. Albans Academy and graduated in 1896, in a class of only eleven other students. He then went on to the University of Vermo.
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