- Year Published: 1906
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: England
- Source: Beatrix Potter, The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 2.0
- Word Count: 148
Potter, B. (1906). “The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit”. Peter Rabbit and Other Stories (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved September 19, 2021, from
Potter, Beatrix. "“The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit”." Peter Rabbit and Other Stories. Lit2Go Edition. 1906. Web. <>. September 19, 2021.
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This is a fierce bad Rabbit; look at his savage whiskers and his claws and his turned-up tail.
This is a nice gentle Rabbit. His mother has given him a carrot.
The bad Rabbit would like some carrot.
He doesn’t say “Please.” He takes it!
And he scratches the good Rabbit very badly.
The good Rabbit creeps away and hides in a hole. It feels sad.
This is a man with a gun.
He sees something sitting on a bench. He thinks it is a very funny bird!
He comes creeping up behind the trees.
And then he shoots—BANG!
This is what happens—
But this is all he finds on the bench when he rushes up with his gun.
The good Rabbit peeps out of its hole . . .
. . . and it sees the bad Rabbit tearing past—without any tail or whiskers!