Silver-Locks peeped in, and soon found the place was empty; so the saucy puss made up her mind to go in boldly.
‘He is not pretty, but he has a good temper and swims as well as the others. Perhaps he will improve in looks as time goes on.’
Every day at dinner, after the table had been cleared, a trusty servant had to bring in one other dish. But it was covered up, and the servant himself did not know what was in it.
‘Ah!’ said the Hare; ‘the king of England has the finest orchard in the whole land, but it does not bear so much as a crab, for there lies a heavy gold chain in three turns round the orchard. If he got that dug up, there would not be a garden like it for bearing in all his kingdom.’