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And he and Jemima and Rebeccah Puddle-Duck set off up the road, keeping stepā€”pit pat, paddle pat! pit pat, waddle pat!

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Then Tabitha Twitchit came down the garden and found her kittens on the wall with no clothes on.

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She pulled them off the wall, smacked them, and took them back to the house.

“My friends will arrive in a minute, and you are not fit to be seen; I am affronted,” said Mrs. Tabitha Twitchit.

She sent them upstairs; and I am sorry to say she told her friends that they were in bed with the measles; which was not true.

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