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KNOCK, KNOCK,
TEREMOK!

A Traditional Russian Tale
Adapted by Katya Arnold

A Fly was flying in the sky.
She came across a little hut.
Knock, knock, knock.
Who lives in the teremok?
Nobody answered.
So she made the house her home.

A Mouse was running in the field. She came across a little hut.
Knock, knock, knock.
Who lives in the teremok?
It's me, the Fly, queen of the sky.
Who are you?
I am the Mouse, who needs a new house.
Let's live together.

A Frog was leaping through the field.
He came across a little hut.
Knock, knock, knock.
Who lives in the teremok?
It's me, the Fly, queen of the sky.
It's me, the Mouse, who needs a new house.
Who are you?
I am the Frog, from out of the bog.
Let's live together.

A Duck was walking through the field.
He came across a little hut.
Knock, knock, knock.
Who lives in the teremok?
It's me, the Fly, queen of the sky.
It's me, the Mouse, who needs a new house.
It's me, the Frog, from out of the bog.
Who are you?
I am the Duck, who has good luck.
Let's live together.

A Hare was hopping through the woods.
He came across a little hut.
Knock, knock, knock.
Who lives in the teremok?
It's me, the Fly, queen of the sky.
It's me, the Mouse, who needs a new house.
It's me, the Frog, from out of the bog.
It's me, the Duck, who has good luck.
Who are you?
I am the Hare, who jumps in the air.
Let's live together.

A Fox was strolling through the woods.
She came across a little hut.
Knock, knock, knock.
Who lives in the teremok?
It's me, the Fly, queen of the sky.
It's me, the Mouse, who needs a new house.
It's me, the Frog, from out of the bog.
It's me, the Duck, who has good luck.
It's me, the Hare, who jumps in the air.
Who are you?
I am the Fox, in nice white socks.
Let's live together.

A Pig was walking in the woods.
She came across a little hut.
Knock, knock, knock.
Who lives in the teremok?
It's me, the Fly, queen of the sky.
It's me, the Mouse, who needs a new house.
It's me, the Frog, from out of the bog.
It's me, the Duck, who has good luck.
It's me, the Hare, who jumps in the air.
It's me, the Fox, in nice white socks.
Who are you?
I am the Pig, who can dance a jig.
Let's live together.

A Wolf was marching through the woods.
He came across a little hut.
Knock, knock, knock.
Who lives in the teremok?
It's me, the Fly, queen of the sky.
It's me, the Mouse, who needs a new house.
It's me, the Frog, from out of the bog.
It's me, the Duck, who has good luck.
It's me, the Hare, who jumps in the air.
It's me, the Fox, in nice white socks.
It's me, the Pig, who can dance a jig.
Who are you?
I am the Wolf, the nice little Wolf!
Let's live together.

So they did!
And everyone was very happy.

A Bear was stomping through the woods.
He came across a little hut.
Knock, knock, knock.
Who lives in the teremok?
It's me, the Fly, queen of the sky.
It's me, the Mouse, who needs a new house.
It's me, the Frog, from out of the bog.
It's me, the Duck, who has good luck.
It's me, the Hare, who jumps in the air.
It's me, the Fox, in nice white socks.
It's me, the Pig, who can dance a jig.
It's me, the Wolf, the nice little Wolf!
Who are you?
I am the Bear, and I need a new lair.
May I live with you?
No, there is no room - go away!
But may I stay on the roof?
No, you're too heavy.
No I'm not, let me try.

So the Bear sat on
The house and squashed it.

Everybody barely escaped!

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