The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck
This is number 9 in Beatrix Potter's collection of 23 little tales.
Poor Jemima Puddle-duck. All she wants to do is lay her eggs in peace, and be allowed to hatch them herself. At last she flies off and finds the perfect place. Little does the silly duck realise that the charming gentleman who has lent her his woodshed is busily planning a delicious meal of . . . roast duck!
Jemima Puddle-duck was a real duck belonging to Beatrix Potter, who lived at her farm, Hill Top. The story also features Beatrix Potter's own sheepdog, Kep, who thankfully manages to save Jemima Puddle-duck from a nasty fate!