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Authors: Dick King-Smith

Clever Duck (8 page)

“I got that,” Rory said. “He's telling me I'm a good dog.”
The woman bent down and stroked Damaris's brown-and-white plumage, and she, too, spoke two words.
“What did she say to me?” asked Damaris.
“Haven't a clue,” replied Rory, as the farmer's wife said once more, “Clever duck!”
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Text copyright © 1996 by Foxbusters Ltd.
Illustrations copyright © 2008 by Nick Bruel
Published by Roaring Brook Press
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First published in Great Britain by Puffin Books, an imprint of the Penguin Group
 
 
Book design by Jaime Putorti
 
 
eISBN 9781429925136
First eBook Edition : May 2011
 
 
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
King-Smith, Dick.
Clever duck / Dick King-Smith ; illustrated by Nick Bruel.—1st American ed. p.cm.
Summary: When the pigs start picking on all the other farm animals, Damaris, who is a very clever duck, and her best friend, Rory the sheepdog find a way to enact revenge, only to find their plot backfiring.
ISBN-13: 978-1-59643-327-4
ISBN-10: 1-59643-327-2
[1. Ducks—Fiction. 2. Domestic animals—Fiction. 3. Farms—Fiction. 4. Revenge—
Fiction.] I. Bruel, Nick, ill. II. Title.
PZ7.K5893Cj 2008
[Fic]—dc22
2008011138
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First American Edition October 2008

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