Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were—
They lived with their Mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir-tree.
"Now, my dears,' a dit old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, "you may go into the ﬁelds ou down the lane, but don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden.
"Your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie par Mrs. McGregor.
"Now run along, and don't get into mischief. I am going out."
Then old Mrs. Rabbit took a basket and her umbrella, and went through the wood to the baker's....