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Jemima Puddle-Duck visits Mutarnee


Our younger grades have been learning about ducks, while comparing literary and information texts. Mrs Jamieson organised a visit from Jemima Puddle-Duck, as she was on her way to lay eggs.


'I wish to hatch my own eggs; I will hatch them all by myself,' quacked Jemima Puddle-Duck.

She tried to hide her eggs; but they were always found and carried off.

Jemima Puddle-Duck became quite desperate.  She determined to make a nest right away from the farm.

She set off on a fine spring afternoon along the cart-road that leads over the hill.

She was wearing a shawl and a poke bonnet.

When she reached the top of the hill, she saw a wood in the distance. 

She thought that it looked a safe quiet spot.


Potter, Beatrix 1908, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (extract)