She caught Moppet and Mittens, but she could not find Tom.
While their mother was searching the house, Moppet and Mittens had got into mischief.
But just at that moment somebody knocked at the front door, and Moppet jumped into the flour barrel in a fright
The chimney wants sweeping--Oh, dear me, Cousin Ribby--now Moppet and Mittens are gone
Here's one of your kittens at least," said Ribby, dragging Moppet out of the flour barrel.
Mother, Mother," said Moppet, "there's been an old woman rat in the kitchen, and she's stolen some of the dough
But Moppet had been too much frightened to peep out of the barrel again.
If US movies had their marvelous screen moppet
in Shirley Temple, the Filipino film scene fielded Tita Duran, who would remain doted on even as an adult performer.
The Duchess has created a wide range of children's characters, including a feisty moppet
named Little Red, who made her debut more than ten years ago in the first of a series of illustrated books aimed at 3-5 year-olds.
The rags-to-riches story of the curly, red-headed moppet
is a bit more than 80 years old now, but audiences still flock to the plot.