Little Red Hen        Listen here!

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On a bright sunny day, all the animals said,

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"Wouldn't it be nice to have some bread?"

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The little red hen and her chicks of ten

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They started to lead the way.

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"Who will help me plant some seed?"

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Said the Little Red Hen to her animal friends.

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"Not I," said the cat.  "Not I," said the dog,

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"Not I," said the billy goat.

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So the hen and her chicks did all the work

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While her animal friends did nothing, but smirk.

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They planted all the seed.

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"Who will help me cut the wheat?"

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Said the little red hen to her animal friends.

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"Not I," said the cat.  "Not I," said the dog,

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"Not I," said the billy goat.

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So the hen and her chicks did all the work

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While her animal friends did nothing, but smirk.

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They cut down all the wheat.

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"Who will help me mill the wheat?"

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Said the little red hen to her animal friends.

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"Not I," said the cat.  "Not I," said the dog,

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"Not I," said the billy goat.

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So the hen and her chicks did all the work

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while her animal friends did nothing, but smirk.

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They milled that wheat to flour.

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"Who will help me bake some bread?"

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Said the little red hen to her animal friends.

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"Not I," said the cat.  "Not I," said the dog.

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"Not I," said the billy goat.

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So the hen and her chicks did all the work

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while her animal friends did nothing, but smirk.

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They turned that flour to bread.

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"Who will help me eat the bread?"

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Said the little red hen to her animal friends.

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"I will," said the cat.  "I will," said the dog.

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"I will," said the billy goat.

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But the little red hen just shook her head

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And she told them that they had to work for bread.

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The cat felt ashamed, the dog felt to blame

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and so did the billy goat.

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So the hen and her chicks ate all the bread

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while her animal friends just watched instead.

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Next time there's a task, you'll just need to ask,

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the cat, dog, and billy goat.


Copyright 2005 Shauna Tominey
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