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Who's in Rabbits House
by Verna Aardema

Long, long ago a Rabbit lived on a bluff over looking a lake. Every day Rabbit sat in her
doorway and waved at the big animals as they passed by. One day she came to house but
she could not get in. She banged on the door (bang, bang, bang) a bad animal’s voice came
from inside saying, “I am the Long One I eat trees and trample on Elephants go away or I’ll
trample on you!” “But that’s my house, come out at once,” Rabbit said. She banged on the
door but the animal said, “I am the Long One I eat trees and trample on Elephants go away
or I’ll trample on you!