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41 Illustrated Children's Stories from Enid Blyton

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THE GOBLIN LOOKING-GLASS
him that Tumpy had given him something. He patted his pocket to show Tumpy he remembered, and then followed the big goblin down the curly stairs.
Bom took them to a little room. There was only one thing in it and that was a big golden cage with a silver canary in it.
He began to stroke the canary.
The little bird sat glumly on its
perch, and its bright eyes looked at Bom and the children when they came in.
" This is the canary," said Bom. ' He won't sing. Let me see you make him open his mouth and trill sweetly."
" Oh, no, we cannot let you see our magic," said Micky, much to Pam's surprise. " You must leave us alone, and come back in half an hour. We cannot do magic with a goblin looking on."
" Very well," said Bom, and he left the room. Micky was delighted. He waited until the goblin was gone and then he ran to the door.
" We can easily escape before he comes back," he whispered to Pam. But alas! The door was locked on the outside. The children were prisoners.
Pam began to cry, but Micky wasted no time. He felt in his pocket to see what the little goblin Tumpy had given him. He took the things out. There was a red feather, very tiny. A shining golden button—and a very small key. That was all.
6 Well, I don't know what use these are going to be," said Micky, dolefully. " A feather, a button and a key! "
' Sh! " said Pam, suddenly. " Can you hear something? " Micky stood still and listened. He heard a whispering coming through the keyhole of the locked door. It must be Tumpy.
" Stroke the canary with the red feather! " said the whispering voice. " Stroke the canary with the red feather! "
Micky at once took the feather and stuck it between the bars of the golden cage. He began to stroke the canary with the red feather. He did it until he was quite tired, and then he asked Pam to take a turn too. So she
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