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41 Illustrated Children's Stories from Enid Blyton

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THE TALE OF LANKY-PANKY
" Lanky-Panky has disappeared! " he said. " The imps have killed him! I shall complain to the King! "
The Queen was delighted to get back her tea-service.
When the wizard came striding to see the King and to complain of Lanky-Panky's disappearance, the five clever imps, who were there, began to laugh and laugh.
" Would you like to see Lanky-Panky again? " they asked the sur­prised wizard. " Well, watch! "
Then, one by one they jumped up on each other's shoulders, borrowed a big coat from the King and buttoned it round them.
" Here's old Lanky-Panky! " they cried, and ran at Spindle-Shanks. " Catch the wizard, someone, for it was he who stole the Queen's things, though he doesn't know we knew it and that we took them back to her! "
So Spindle-Shanks was caught and punished. As for Lanky-Panky, he sometimes appears again, just for fun. I wish I could see him, don't you?
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