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The Roly-Poly Book

213 pages
Library of Alexandria
“What’s that?” asked Mama Roly-Poly. “What’s that?” asked Papa Roly-Poly. “What’s that?” asked Teddie and Freddie Roly-Poly. Then Humpty Dumpty called out, “It’s only I. I am falling down-stairs again!” Thump, thump! bump, bump! Humpty Dumpty fell all the way down-stairs. Then—what do you suppose happened? Teddie and Freddie Roly-Poly shouted: “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Can not put Humpty Dumpty together again.” Then the Roly-Poly family began to eat their breakfast. “Oh, ow!” cried Humpty Dumpty. “Oh, ow!” cried Teddie and Freddie. What do you suppose was the matter this time? All the little Roly-Polys had burned their mouths because their oatmeal was so hot. “Never mind,” said Papa. “You must eat your breakfast or you will be late for school.” Sure enough, the first bell for school was ringing that very minute. Teddie looked at Freddie and Freddie looked at Teddie. Any one could have told they were twins, they looked so much alike. Teddie said, “How can I go to school with a sore mouth?” Freddie said, “My mouth is sore, too.” Humpty Dumpty said, “I have a lame back because I fell down-stairs.” Mama Roly-Poly looked over her spectacles and said, “If you are not able to go to school, I will put you all to bed!” Then Teddie dried his eyes on the corner of his napkin, and Freddie said, “I feel much better.” Humpty Dumpty said, “I can go to school if the twins will draw me in the cart.” The children got down from their seats at the table and began to get ready for school.