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Identifier: stnicholasserial4311dodg Title: St. Nicholas [serial] Year: 1873 (1870s) Authors: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905 Subjects: Children's literature Publisher: [New York : Scribner & Co.]


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Text Appearing Before Image: hood in their hearts that fairiescome to them. That is why I am going to tryand never grow old : not old in my heart, any-way, because, you see, I want the fairies alwaysto come to me, especially winter nights beforethe fire. I always have a flower or two standingaround on the mantel or table to temjjt them,because in all the world nothing makes a fairyas happy as do flowers. Well, one winter afternoon, when all the fam-ily were off gadding, nothing would do but Imust put on my big coat and heavy boots and 530 THE WONDER-BOX [Apr., tramp through the snow to Neighbor Fairborns.I grumbled and fussed as usual, for it is nevereasy to get me started, and in the end, of course,I was sorry; for when we came to NeighborFairborns, there was a fine fire burning on thehearth, and some tea brewing, and a big com-fortable chair with pillows. There, too, wereBilly and Bobbs looking at wonderful pictures ofships, and trains of cars, and oceans, and bridges.So I said, Oho ! This is just the place for

Text Appearing After Image: THE UGLIICST OGUE IN AM, THF. IOlR QrAHTERS OF Tin; winu.n. me ! for I knew what was going to happen. Noone else knew what was going to happen, andthey kept up their jabber, jabber about all sortsof uninteresting things. But as for me, I justfound a comfortable place among the cushionsand pillows and kept very quiet. Pretty soon abig green flame went twisting up the chimney:then there was a big red one, and a blue one, anda purple one, and then one of golden yellow. Butthe yellow one was not a common, every-dayflame. No, sir, the yellow flame was really abeautiful Fairy, all in a robe of golden gossamerand rich jewels. I wondered if Billy and Bobbssaw her. But just then some one said, Hush!dont make a noise. That always distracts chil- dren, so they missed her. I was sorry, too, forthe Fairy was looking right at them, and with sucha serious expression that I knew there were im-portant matters on her mind. Well, it was nt long before the Fairy wasperched upon my shoulder and whispering


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