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Puss in Boots

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Puss in Boots Part II
Puss took the rabbit he caught to the palace.
Puss took the rabbit he caught to the palace.
©2007 Publications International, Ltd.

Below is the second part of "Puss in Boots."

In the woods, Puss chased a big rabbit into the thorny brush. With his sturdy new boots, Puss stomped his way through the brush. He was able to move quickly to the rabbit's favorite hiding places. Before long, Puss had trapped the rabbit inside the sack.

The rabbit would make a fine meal for his new master. But Puss did not bring the rabbit back to the farm. Instead, he carried it to the gates of the palace.

"I would like to see the King," Puss told the palace guard. "Please tell him that I have a gift for him."

The palace guard scratched his head. "What does a cat want with the King?"

"Please sir, I wish for only a moment of his time," Puss said.

"Very well then, I will ask," said the palace guard.

The King had never had such a strange visitor. He was curious to see the unusual cat that wore boots and spoke so nicely. "Bring him to me," the King told the guard.

Puss was calm as he offered the rabbit to the king.
Puss was calm as he offered the rabbit to the king.
©2007 Publications International, Ltd.

Puss was calm and bold in the King's throne room. "Your Royal Highness," he said with a bow, "I offer you a gift from my master."

"What a fine rabbit!" said the King. "I receive many gifts each day, but this is the finest I've seen in a long time!"

"My pleasure," said Puss, again bowing gracefully.

"Puss in Boots" continues on the next page.

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