At last the venerable dormouse himself undertook it, for the very good reason that no one else would.
"The Indian Fairy Book" by Cornelius Mathews
Father, can you tell me if the dormouse is awake?
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
Before I went I swapped my dormouse with Jones ma.
"Adventures in Many Lands" by Various
The dormouse, of course, was the biggest of all the creatures.
"The Book of Dragons" by Edith Nesbit
Oh, you sleepy old dormouse!
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
Some people called him the dormouse.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
He and I had a room together, and he was nearly always fast asleep, like a fat dormouse, when I went up to bed.
"Peterkin" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
Only, instead of a dormouse and a stamp-album, I chose to purchase smartness.
"Punch or the London Charivari, September 9, 1914" by Various
But even so, it was very foolish to abandon watch, especially in such as I, who sleep like any dormouse.
"The Speaker, No. 5: Volume II, Issue 1" by Various
The younger Dormouse went to sleep.
"The Comical Creatures from Wurtemberg" by Unknown
"The ants demand a special coach
If one ant-eater goes;
The dormouse wants a sleeping car;
The chickens shun the crows;
"August" by Nancy Byrd Turner
And most I like the winter nests deep-hid
That leaves and berries fell into:
Once a dormouse dined there on hazel-nuts,
And grass and goose-grass seeds found soil and grew.
"Birds' Nests" by Edward Thomas