Robert N. Lee

Most brutal Beatrix Potter story ever?

Wow, did she hate this poor, dumb duck.

The story’s actually pretty horrifying: Jemima cannot have a baby as she so desperately desires, because every time she tries, one of her neighbors eats it. When she finally finds a good hiding place, she’s enlisted in an effort to eat her own babies. When she finds rescuers, they eat her babies.

And then at the end she finally manages to salvage a few babies from a bunch, finally, and her failure to save all the eggs is blamed on her bad nesting form.

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