The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck is a book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. It was first published in 1908. This book tells the story of Jemima Puddle-Duck, introduced in the The Tale of Tom Kitten, who seeks out a nesting place away from the farm. A charming fox, who looks not unlike Mr. Tod, talks her into nesting at his house on a mysteriously ample supply of feathers. He sends the naive Jemima out to collect traditional herbs for stuffing a duck, saying it is for an omelette. The farm collie, Kep, hears about this, realizes what the fox is really up to, and intervenes. Jemima is eventually able to hatch four ducklings.