Beatrix Potter Letter to Nöel Moore 4 September 1893 © Frederick Warne & Co., 2007
'Eastwood, Dunfield. Sept 4th '93
My dear Noel, I don't know what to write to you, so I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits whose names were - Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter. They lived with their mother in a sand bank under the root of a big fir tree.'