The curly-haired hen . seful it would be to have a helper like thatto milk the cows. It would go twice as fast with four hands.What a lot of precious time it would save. And many other queer things came into her head. Thatyowling dog, that sharp-faced rabbit, are the type who comeon fair-days to cry their papers, sell their toys, etc.—a noisy,rough crew. 84 THE CURL Y-H AIRED HEN Goodness gracious! Where was Mother Etiennes absurddream leading her? She, whose Ufe was always so calm, and who, to tell the truth, withGermaine, were rather likethe two little monkeys atthe corner of the fire-place,

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The curly-haired hen . seful it would be to have a helper like thatto milk the cows. It would go twice as fast with four hands.What a lot of precious time it would save. And many other queer things came into her head. Thatyowling dog, that sharp-faced rabbit, are the type who comeon fair-days to cry their papers, sell their toys, etc.—a noisy,rough crew. 84 THE CURL Y-H AIRED HEN Goodness gracious! Where was Mother Etiennes absurddream leading her? She, whose Ufe was always so calm, and who, to tell the truth, withGermaine, were rather likethe two little monkeys atthe corner of the fire-place,
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The curly-haired hen . seful it would be to have a helper like thatto milk the cows. It would go twice as fast with four hands.What a lot of precious time it would save. And many other queer things came into her head. Thatyowling dog, that sharp-faced rabbit, are the type who comeon fair-days to cry their papers, sell their toys, etc.—a noisy,rough crew. 84 THE CURL Y-H AIRED HEN Goodness gracious! Where was Mother Etiennes absurddream leading her? She, whose Ufe was always so calm, and who, to tell the truth, withGermaine, were rather likethe two little monkeys atthe corner of the fire-place,hands clasped under theiraprons, feet on foot-warm-ers, and little pointed hand-kerchiefs on their heads. At this personal pic-ture everything turned asthough by enchantment in-to one huge, vast medley,which ended in a generalcake-walk of the wholemenagerie, passing beforethe tired eyes of MotherEtienne, roaring, bellowing,mewing, whistling, howling,whinnying, and braying.Poor Mother Etienne was thoroughly exhausted..

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