Garden of Heart's Desire; A Fairy Tale

Garden of Heart's Desire; A Fairy Tale

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...father used in his work of making the garden more beautiful. She pushed aside the vine that clambered over the small window and peeped in, just to be sure her own little tools were safe in the corner where she had left them the night before that they might keep grandfather's big tools company. She had thought it would be so much pleasanter for them all to be together. 0As-she peeped in, her eyes opened wide in astonishment, and she crept closer to the window, leaned comfortably on the window sill, and, calling Fairy Imago softly to her, looked and listened with all her eyes and ears. What do you suppose was going on in that old shed? Why, the garden tools were holding an indignation meeting. It seems the tools thought they had been abused and put upon, made to work too hard, and, besides all that, they were tired of being confined in the old-fashioned garden and wanted to go out in the big world and travel around. They did not believe other tools had to work half as hard as they did. They had silently nursed these unhappy thoughts through the long hours of the night, and now they could hold in no longer. So they chose the Wheelbarrow as chairman of the meeting, because he seemed to have the most weight in any discussion, and gathered around him, all trying to talk at once. "Order! Order!" cried the Wheelbarrow in a big rumbling voice, as he settled down in the middle of the shed. "There are three questions to come before the meeting this morning, and we shall take them in order, if you please. "First, What do we complain of? "Second, What do we wish to do? "Third, How can our wishes be made to come true? "My dear Spade, my daily companion in labor, you begin!" "I," said more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123680175X
  • 9781236801753