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41 Illustrated Children's Stories from Enid Blyton

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THE GOLLIWOG WHO LISTENED
a hot drink. Then the cold will go away quickly; but if you are silly and won't go to bed, you will be very ill. Now will you all remember that?" The toys said they would, and the nurse doll made them tell her what she had told them the night before.
"Good! " she said. "You are learning your lessons well! Come again to-morrow. I have something very important to teach you."
So they all went again the next night, and she told them about sun­stroke. " You must always wear a hat that shades the back of your
She actually threw a brick at him.
neck when you go out into the hot
sun," she said. "If you don't, you will get sunstroke, and be ill. This is a very important thing to remember. I saw you, wooden soldier, going about in the blazing sun last summer without even your helmet on. Don't do it again."
" What should we have to do with the soldier if he did get sunstroke?" asked the golliwog, who liked to know everything he could.
" We should have to put him straight to bed in as dark a room as pos­sible," said the nurse doll. " That's all for to-night, my dears. Come again to-morrow."
The next night the toys went again, and this time the nurse doll told them what to do if anyone got on fire.
" You know," she said, " sometimes people play with matches, or go too near the fire, and their clothes catch alight. Now listen carefully and I will tell you what to do. If you see anyone alight, you must quickly get a rug or a thick blanket and wrap it so tightly round them that the flames can't burn any more and so they go out. That is the best thing to do. Then put them to bed, keep them very warm, give them some hot milk, and call the doctor. Now can you remember all that? "
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