Here Comes Charlie

ThesetwoveryoldpeoplearethefatherandmotherofMrBucket.TheirnamesareGrandpaJoeandGrandmaJosephine.

AndthesetwoveryoldpeoplearethefatherandmotherofMrsBucket.TheirnamesareGrandpaGeorgeandGrandmaGeorgina.

ThisisMrBucket.

ThisisMrsBucket.MrandMrsBuckethaveasmallboywhosenameisCharlie.

ThisisCharlie.

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

Thewholeofthisfamilythesixgrown-upsandlittleCharlieBucketlivetogetherinasmallwoodenhouseontheedgeofagreattown.

Thehousewasn’tnearlylargeenoughforsomanypeople,andlifewasextremelyuncomfortableforthemall.Therewereonlytworoomsintheplacealtogether,andtherewasonlyonebed.Thebedwasgiventothefouroldgrandparentsbecausetheyweresooldandtired.Theyweresotired,theynevergotoutofit.

GrandpaJoeandGrandmaJosephineonthisside,GrandpaGeorgeandGrandmaGeorginaonthisside.

MrandMrsBucketandlittleCharlieBucketsleptintheotherroom,uponmattressesonthefloor.

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

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