Here Comes Charlie

ThesetwoveryoldpeoplearethefatherandmotherofMrBucket. TheirnamesareGrandpaJoeandGrandmaJosephine.  

AndthesetwoveryoldpeoplearethefatherandmotherofMrsBucket. TheirnamesareGrandpaGeorgeandGrandmaGeorgina.  

ThisisMrBucket.  

ThisisMrsBucket. MrandMrsBuckethaveasmallboy whosenameisCharlie.  

ThisisCharlie.  

Howd’youdo? Andhowd’youdo? Andhowd’youdoagain? Heispleasedtomeetyou.  

Thewholeofthisfamily thesixgrown-upsandlittleCharlieBucket livetogetherinasmallwoodenhouse ontheedgeofagreattown.  

Thehousewasn’tnearlylargeenough forsomanypeople,andlifewasextremelyuncomfortable forthemall. Therewereonlytworoomsintheplacealtogether, andtherewasonlyonebed. Thebedwasgiventothefouroldgrandparents becausetheyweresooldandtired. Theyweresotired, theynevergotoutofit.  

GrandpaJoeandGrandmaJosephineonthisside, GrandpaGeorgeandGrandmaGeorginaonthisside.  

MrandMrsBucketandlittleCharlieBucketsleptintheotherroom, uponmattressesonthefloor.  

Inthesummertime,thiswasn’ttoobad, butinthewinter, freezingcolddraughtsblewacrossthefloorallnightlong, anditwasawful. 

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