The Dutch Twins
Lucy Fitch Perkins
School Edition illustrated by the author in black and white
Extract: Kit and Kat are two little Dutch Twins who are really named Christopher and Katrina, however their mother says: “They cannot be called Christopher and Katrina until they are four and a half feet high.” Now it takes a long time to grow four and a half feet of Boy and Girl. You know, chickens and puppies and colts and kittens always grow up much faster than twins. Kit and Kat ate a great many breakfasts and dinners and suppers, and played a great many plays, and had a great many happy days while they were growing up to their names. I will tell you about some of them.