The Adventures of Poor Mrs Quack

Thornton W. Burgess
The Adventures of Poor Mrs

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The Bedtime Story-Books
Author of "Old Mother West Wind," "The Bedtime Story-Books," etc.

I. Peter Rabbit Becomes Acquainted with Mrs. Quack II. Mrs. Quack is
Distrustful III. Mrs. Quack Tells About Her Home IV. Mrs. Quack
Continues Her Story V. Peter Learns More of Mrs. Quack's Troubles
VI. Farmer Brown's Boy Visits the Smiling Pool VII. Mrs. Quack
Returns VIII. Mrs. Quack Has a Good Meal and a Rest IX. Peter Rabbit
Makes an Early Call X. How Mr. and Mrs. Quack Started North XI.

The Terrible, Terrible Guns XII. What Did Happen to Mr. Quack XIII.
Peter Tells About Mrs. Quack XIV. Sammy Jay's Plan to Help Mrs.
Quack XV. The Hunt for Mr. Quack XVI. Sammy Jay Sees Something
Green XVII. Mr. Quack Is Found at Last XVIII.Sammy Jay Sends Mrs.
Quack to the Swamp XIX. Jerry Muskrat's Great Idea XX. Happy Days
for Mr. and Mrs. Quack

"Marshes must be something like swamps," ventured Peter Rabbit
Several times she circled around, high over the Smiling Pool
"Some folks call him Alligator and some just 'Gator"
"Just tuck that fact away in that empty head of yours and never say
"Yes," said he in a low voice, "I am Mr. Quack"
Those were happy days indeed for Mr. and Mrs. Quack in the pond of
Paddy the Beaver

Make a new acquaintance every time you can; You'll find it interesting
and a very helpful plan.
It means more knowledge. You cannot meet any one without learning
something from him if you keep your ears open and your eyes open.
Every one is at least a little different from every one else, and the more
people you know, the more you may learn. Peter Rabbit knows this,
and that is one reason he always is so eager to find out about other

people. He had left Jimmy Skunk and Bobby Coon in the Green Forest
and had headed for the Smiling Pool to see if Grandfather Frog was
awake yet. He had no idea of meeting a stranger there, and so you can
imagine just how surprised he was when he got in sight of the Smiling
Pool to see some one whom he never had seen before swimming about
there. He knew right away who it was. He knew that it was Mrs. Quack
the Duck, because he had often heard about her. And then, too, it was
very clear from her looks that she was a cousin of the ducks he had
seen in Farmer Brown's dooryard. The difference was that while they
were big and white and stupid-looking, Mrs. Quack was smaller, brown,
very trim, and looked anything but stupid.
Peter was so surprised to see her in the Smiling Pool that he almost
forgot to be polite. I am afraid he stared in a very impolite way as he
hurried to the edge of the bank. "I suppose," said Peter, "that you are
Mrs. Quack, but I never expected to see you unless I should go over to
the Big River, and that is a place I never have visited and hardly expect
to because it is too far from the dear Old Briar-patch. You are Mrs.
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