Storytime: The Hare in a Hurry

hareinahurryYear: 1975
Author: Molly Brett
Illustrator: Molly Brett

Hurry Scurry the baby hare just could not sit still.

There he sat in a clump of grasses and flowers, his nose going up and down, and his whiskers twitching, fidgetting and fidgetting, until he really felt he could not stay there any longer.

Now his mother had said ‘Keep Still and Don’t Move while I am away’, but she was such a long time coming back – and no wonder – for Mother Hare was very forgetful and – SHE HAD FORGOTTEN WHERE SHE HAD LEFT HURRY SCURRY!

So at last the little leveret, as baby hares are called, stamped very hard with his hind feet, skipped out of his hiding place, and hopped away over the common, not looking where he was going, all round the gorse bushes where he suddenly came face to face with a great big animal with a wagging tail, who seized Hurry Scurry and carried him off.

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