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Listen to the story of Jemima Puddle-duck, who was annoyed because the farmer's wife would not let her hatch her own eggs.
Rebeccah Puddle-duck, was perfectly willing to leave the hatching to some one else --"I have not the patience to sit on a nest for twenty-eight days; and no more have you, Jemima.
I wish to hatch my own eggs; I will hatch them all by myself," quacked Jemima Puddle-duck.
said Jemima Puddle-duck, with her head and her bonnet on one side-- "Quack?
said the gentleman with sandy whiskers, looking curiously at Jemima.
If Jemima were not the trustiest, steadiest creature in the world, it would be enough to spoil her; for she tells me, they are always tempting her to take a walk with them.
Nay, the acute observer might have recognized the little red nose of good-natured Miss Jemima Pinkerton herself, rising over some geranium pots in the window of that lady's own drawing-room.
And I trust, Miss Jemima, you have made a copy of Miss Sedley's account.
Being commanded by her elder sister to get "the Dictionary" from the cupboard, Miss Jemima had extracted two copies of the book from the receptacle in question.
For Becky Sharp," answered Jemima, trembling very much, and blushing over her withered face and neck, as she turned her back on her sister.
And so venturing not to say another word, poor Jemima trotted off, exceedingly flurried and nervous.
His Lordship married, in seventeen ninety-seven, Lady Jemima Bilberry, who was the second daughter by the third marriage--no
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