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GREEN-EYES' MISTAKE
grew slowly into a beautiful little milkjug. The witch took it out of the bowl and set it on the table.
She sent Green-eyes for a lemon from the larder. From the lemon she took a little piece of peel and one pip. These she dropped into the jug.
" Pour lemonade, little jug," she commanded. And then, to Green-eyes' surprise, the small jug lifted itself into the air and poured lemonade into a glass that the witch had put near. Green-eyes looked into the jug in amaze­ment. There was no lemonade there—only the pip and the bit of lemon skin hopping about. And yet the lemonade certainly came from the jug.
" This is a fine enchanted jug," said Tiptap, pleased. " I shall sell it to the wizard to-morrow. He is coming to call on me."
She drank the lemonade herself, and said it was very good. Then she took a tea-leaf from her tea-caddy, a grain of sugar, and a spot of milk and put them in the jug, first taking out the pip and lemon skin.
" Pour tea, little jug," she said. And at once the jug tilted itself up and poured out a steaming hot cup of tea. There was just the right amount of milk in, and of sugar too. Green-eyes tasted some that Tiptap poured for him into a saucer, so he knew.
" I shall be able to sell that jug for twenty golden pounds," said Tip-tap, pleased. She set the jug on the dresser and went to wash her hands.
" I am going out to tea this afternoon, Green-eyes," she said. " You must keep house for me. Sit by the fire and listen for the door-bell in case anyone comes."
Now as soon as Tiptap had gone, Green-eyes thought of a fine idea. If he took that jug for himself, and hid it somewhere, he could
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