The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin has an awful moral to it. All of Nutkin's cousins (along with his brother Twinkleberry) act completely servile to Old Brown. And not only that, but they sacrifice other animals to him. For his part, Brown is a jerk and a bully and he revels in his tribute. And in the end of course he's violent. Squirrel Nutkin wasn't even trying to take Old Brown's nuts. He was just hanging out - playing marbles with berries and bowling with pine cones. And he just sang and told riddles. At worst he was annoying. But he's the only one in the whole story that's not a jackass or pushover. And in the end we're supposed to think that Nutkin got what he deserved for what - for annoying Old Brown the bully?
I don't know... this one may have to come out of the rotation.
Plus she calls paddles "oars".
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