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143 The Turnip 89. The old man sowed some turnips. He went to pull up a turnip. He grabbed hold of it. He pulled and pulled, but he couldn’t pull it out. The old man summoned the old woman. The old woman grabbed hold of the old man, the old man grabbed the turnip. They pulled and pulled but couldn’t pull it out. Their granddaughter came. Granddaughter grabbed the old woman, the old woman the old man, and the old man the turnip. They pulled and pulled, but couldn’t pull it out. Up came a pup. The pup grabbed the granddaughter, she the old woman, the old woman the old man, the old man the turnip. They pulled and pulled, but couldn’t pull it out. Then along came a bug1 . The bug grabbed the pup, the pup the granddaughter, the granddaughter the old woman, the old woman the old man, and the old man the turnip. They pulled and pulled, but they couldn’t pull it out.A second bug came. The second bug grabbed the first, the first the pup, the pup the granddaughter, the granddaughter the old woman, the old woman the old man, and the old man the turnip. They pulled and they pulled, but they couldn’t pull it out. (And so on to the fifth bug.) Bug five grabbed bug four, bug four three, bug three two, bug two bug one, bug one the pup, the pup the granddaughter, the granddaughter the old woman, the old woman the old man, the old man the turnip. They pulled and pulled, and they pulled out the turnip! 1.  The text of the original has an unknown word here: noga, stressed on the first syllable. Perhaps some sort of insect? ...

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ISBN
9781626740549
Related ISBN
9781628460933
MARC Record
OCLC
878813021
Pages
560
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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