Sam Page 8

And they came, rolling and tumbling, right to the foot of the very tree where Sam was hiding, but he jumped quickly in behind the umbrella. And the Tigers all caught hold of each others’ tails.

As they wrangled and scrambled, and so they found themselves in a ring around the tree.

Then, when the Tigers were very wee and very far away, Sam jumped up and called out, “Oh! Tigers! why have you taken off all your nice clothes? Don’t you want them any more?”

But the Tigers only answered “Gr-r-r-rrrrr!”

Then Sam said, “If you want them, say so, or I’ll take them away.” But the Tigers would not let go of each others’ tails, and so they could only say “Gr-r-r-rrrrrr!”

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