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