Magic Faraway Tree
By
Enid Blyton

Dick Comes to Stay.
Once upon a time there were three children, Jo, Bessie and Fanny. They lived with their mother and father in a little cottage deep in the country. The girls had to help their mother in the house, and Jo helped his father in the garden.
Now, one day their mother had a letter. She didn't very often have letters, so the children wondered what it was about.
"Listen!" she said. "This is something quite exciting for you. Your cousin Dick is coming to stay with us!"
"Ooh!" said all the children, pleased. Dick was about the same age as Jo. He was a merry boy, rather naughty, and it would be such fun to have him.
"He can sleep with me in my little bedroom!" said Jo. "Oh, Mother, what fun! When is he coming?"
"To-morrow," said Mother. "You girls can put up a little bed for him in Jo's room, and, Jo, you must make room for Dick's things in your cupboard. He is going to stay quite a long time, because his mother is ill and can't look after him."
The three children flew upstairs to get Jo's room ready for Dick as well.
"I say! What will Dick say when we tell him about the Enchanted Wood and the Faraway Tree?" cried Jo.
"And what will he say when we show him our friends there-Silky, and old Moon-Face, and the dear old deaf Saucepan Man, and everyone!" said Bessie.
"He will get a surprise!" said Fanny...



January 19, 1943  |  107 pages
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