Аадаптация текста, упражнения, комментарий, словарь С. А. Матвеева; иллюстрации М. М. Салтыкова
Tom Tit Tot
Once upon a time there was a woman,  and she baked five pies. And when they came out of the oven, they were very hard to eat. So she says to her daughter:
“Daughter, put the pies on the shelf, and leave them there a little, and they will come again.  ” That is,  the crust will become softer.
But the girl says to herself, “Well, if they come again, I will eat them now.” And she ate them all.
Well, when supper-time came, the woman said, “Go and get one of the pies. I think they came again now.”
The girl went and looked, and there were only dishes. So she comes back and says, “No, they did not come again.”