O nce upon a time there was a lovely nursery where all kinds of toys lived happily together. The golliwog lived in the toy-cupboard with the soldiers, the bricks, the balls and the games. The fairy doll, who was very pretty indeed, lived in the dolls' house, and thought herself very grand.
Then there were other dolls, who lived on the big window-seat with the animals. Not one of the dolls was so pretty as the fairy doll, but one of them was very clever.
This was a small doll dressed as a nurse. She really did know a lot of things. She could nurse people very well, and if any of the toys hurt themselves, or got broken, or were ill, she always knew exactly what to do.
The golliwog loved the fairy doll. He thought she was the prettiest doll he had ever seen, and he did wish she would let him live in the dolls' house with her, because there was plenty of room. But she wouldn't.
" I'll go for walks with you, and I'll go out to tea with you, and I'll share your sweetsóbut I don't want anyone living in my house! " said the fairy doll.
So the golliwog had to be content with giving the fairy doll nearly all his sweets, and with taking her out to tea in the little toy tea-shop whenever he could.
One day the nurse doll began to speak to all the toys around in her gentle voice.
" Toys," she said, " I think it would be a good thing if I taught you