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41 Illustrated Children's Stories from Enid Blyton

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SLIP-AROUND'S WISHING WAND
Slip-Around didn't even say thank-you! He snatched the wand, and ran off at once. He had got a wishing-wand! Fancy that! A real wishing-wand that would grant any wish he wanted!
He danced into his moonlit village, shouting and singing, " Oh, I've got a wishing-wand, a wishing-wand, a wishing-wand! "
People woke up. They came to their windows and looked out.
" Be quiet, please! " called Higgle, the chief man of the village. " What do you mean by coming shouting like this in the middle of the night! "
" Pooh to you! " shouted Slip-Around rudely. " Do you see my wishing-wand? I got it from Wise-one!"
Nobody believed him. But all the same they leaned out of their windows and listened. Higgle got very cross.
" Go home! " he shouted to Slip-Around. " Be quiet—or I'll have you punished in the morning! "
" Oh no, you won't! " cried Slip-Around boastfully. " I can wish
An elephant appeared round the corner of the street.
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