The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a British children’s book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother, who puts him to bed after dosing him with tea. The tale was written for five-year-old Noel Moore, son of Potter’s former governess Annie Carter Moore, in 1893.

The Tale Of
Peter Rabbit

by
Beatrix Potter


The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were — Flopsy,
Mopsy,
Cotton-tail,
and Peter.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

They lived with their Mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir-tree.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

‘Now my dears,’ said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, ‘you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.’

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

‘Now run along, and don’t get into mischief. I am going out.’

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Then old Mrs. Rabbit took a basket and her umbrella, and went through the wood to the baker’s. She bought a loaf of brown bread and five currant buns.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail, who were good little bunnies, went down the lane to gather blackberries;

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

But Peter, who was very naughty, ran straight away to Mr. McGregor’s garden, and squeezed under the gate!

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

First he ate some lettuces and some French beans; and then he ate some radishes;

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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