Mr. and Mrs. Watson have a pig named Mercy, who they adore with all their heart. They sing her to sleep every night, and the song makes Mercy feel all warm inside, like buttered toast. Mercy likes buttered toast. But once the light goes out, the room becomes dark and scary, so Mercy hops out of her bed and into Mr. and Mrs. Watson’s bed. But one night, Mercy’s weight is just too much and the bed starts to fall through the ceiling! While Mr. and Mrs. Watson are terrified and believe it to be an earthquake, Mercy is undisturbed. In fact, Mercy feels hungry.
“Mercy!” cry the Watsons. “Go get help!”
So Mercy goes downstairs to get some toast.
Through a ridiculous series of events, Mercy ends up waking up her neighbors (who conveniently call the fire brigade because there’s a pig on the loose), and leads them all chasing her to the Watsons’s house, where the Watsons are still in the bed that is falling through the ceiling! This delightful story about a toast-loving pig who quite unintentionally saves her family is one that will charm all ages of readers.