Extract from The Tale of Peter Rabbit

- By Beatrix Potter
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Helen Beatrix Potter (/ˈbiːətrɪks/,[1] US /ˈbiːtrɪks/,[2] 28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist; she was best known for her children's books featuring animals, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Born into an upper-middle-class household, Potter was educated by governesses and grew up isolated from other children. She had numerous pets and spent holidays in Scotland and the Lake District, developing a love of landscape, flora and fauna, all of which she closely observed and painted.

Extract from The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were — Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter.
They lived with their Mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir tree.
“Now, my dears,” said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, “you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by 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, to the baker’s. She bought a loaf of brown bread and five currant buns.
Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail, who were good little bunnies, went down the lane to gather blackberries;
But Peter, who was very naughty, ran straight away to Mr. McGregor’s garden and squeezed under the gate!
First he ate some lettuces and some French beans; and then he ate some radishes;
And then, feeling rather sick, he went to look for some parsley.

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Word Lists:

Naughty : (especially of children) disobedient; badly behaved

Umbrella : a device consisting of a circular canopy of cloth on a folding metal frame supported by a central rod, used as protection against rain or sometimes sun.

Squeeze : firmly press (something soft or yielding), typically with one's fingers

Baker : a person who makes bread and cakes, especially as a trade.

Mischief : playful misbehavior or troublemaking, especially in children

Root : the part of a plant which attaches it to the ground or to a support, typically underground, conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant via numerous branches and fibers

Accident : an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury

Straight : extending or moving uniformly in one direction only; without a curve or bend

Gather : come together; assemble or accumulate


Additional Information:

Rating: A

Words: 187

Unique Words : 120

Sentences : 18

Reading Time : 0:49

Noun : 81

Conjunction : 17

Adverb : 13

Interjection : 0

Adjective : 8

Pronoun : 15

Verb : 24

Preposition : 18

Letter Count : 788

Sentiment : Positive

Tone : Neutral

Difficult Words : 36

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