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Pigs is Pigs

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 11


Ellis Parker

Appeared in

Merriment! A Treasury for Young Readers

Story Summary

Mr. Morehouse claimed that the two crated guinea pigs that had just arrived at the Westcote train station should be charged at the 25 cent rate for shipping pets, but Mike Flannery, the station agent, claimed they should be charged at the 30 cent rate for pigs. While their argument raged on over days, the guinea pigs multiplied once, then again ... and again ...