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Three kind mice

See how they run.

They all ran after the farmer's wife.

She cut them some cheese with a carving knife.

Did ever you see such a thing in your life

As three kind mice?

The lucky little mice are brain children of Geoffrey Hall, a bustling Manchester textile manufacturer who decided a year ago that what the world needed was a bowdlerized version of Mother Goose. Last week 10,000 copies of New Nursery Rhymes for Old were selling in England like Christmas pies, at sixpence (7ยข) a copy.

Manufacturer Hall got his idea a...

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