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The First Schlemiel

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 2, 3, 4
Page count: 4
Categories: Humor


Isaac Bashevis

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Funny Stories

Story Summary

Before Mrs. Schlemiel leaves for market she tells her husband not to let the baby fall from his cradle, not to let the rooster out and not to eat the jar of poison (which looks suspiciously like strawberry jam).