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The Giant Turnip

This is the giant turnip story online.  Once upon a time, there was an old man. He lived with his wife, a grandson, a little brown dog, a tiny white cat and a sweet pink-nosed mouse in a grand old farmhouse. One day, the man told his wife, “Dear wife, I am going to plant turnip seed. When it grows good and big, we will have delicious turnip soup!” He took the seed and planted it in a patch of healthy brown soil. Each and every day, he watered it.

When the lightning and thunder came, the raindrops danced over it. And when the sun shined, the sunbeams dazzled and kept it warm. “Grow big my little seed,” the old man would say every day. Then one day, two little shoots popped out and grew bigger and bigger with each passing day.

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One fine day, the man knew it was the time. “Dear wife, tonight we shall eat turnip soup,” he said and he put a big pot of water on to boil. He went into the garden and reaching down, took hold of the shoots and he began to pull. And he pulled, and he pulled, and he pulled but the turnip was stuck fast. He called to his wife. “Dear wife! Would you please come and help me pull the turnip?” he asked. So the wife held onto husband and he held onto the shoots and together they pulled and they pulled and they pulled, but the turnip stuck fast.

She called to their dearest grandson. “Dear grandson, would you come and help us pull the turnip?” So the grandson held onto grandma, who help onto grandpa, who held onto the shoots and they pulled and they pulled and they pulled, but still the turnip stuck fast. So, the grandson called the little brown dog and he held onto the grandson, who held onto grandma, who help onto grandpa, who held onto the shoots and they pulled and they pulled and they pulled, but still the turnip stuck fast!

Soon, the little brown dog called the white cat, and she held onto the little brown dog, who held onto the grandson, who held onto grandma, who help onto grandpa, who held onto the shoots and they pulled and they pulled and they pulled, but still the turnip stuck fast! So, the tiny white cat called to the sweet pink-nosed mouse and he held onto the tiny white cat, who held onto the little brown dog, who held onto the grandson, who held onto grandma, who help onto grandpa, who held onto the shoots and they pulled and they pulled and they pulled.

And the turnip fell on top of grandpa, who fell on top of grandma, who fell on top of her grandson, who fell on top of the little brown dog, who fell on top of the tiny white cat, who almost nearly squashed the sweet pink-nosed mouse. It was a giant turnip! Grandpa stood up and dusted himself off, and then each one helped the other get up.

Then, grandpa carried the turnip into the kitchen where he chopped it all up, Chop Chop Choppity Chop into small pieces. He added some herbs and some spices, a little of this and a little of that, and soon enough, the turnip soup was ready. All of them, grandpa and grandma, grandson and the little brown dog, the tiny white cat and of course, the sweet pink-nosed mouse sat down to eat the turnip soup and it was just as delicious as they expected!

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