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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