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41 Illustrated Children's Stories from Enid Blyton

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THE GOBLIN LOOKING-GLASS
" Goodness 1 " cried Micky suddenly. " They must be the wizard's children.
as they were thinking he surely must be back soon, they heard the door opening. It was Bom!
Micky shut the sack quickly, hoping that he and Pam could slip out of the door before Bom could see the stones had not changed to gold. But the wily Bom had locked the door behind him!
He pulled open the sack—and to the children's great amazement they saw that the stones had changed to shining gold after all! There they were, yellow and bright. They must just have changed as the goblin came into the room.
" Smart children! " said Bom, pleased. " Clever children! I didn't think you'd be able to do that! I shall write and tell your father you are very clever indeed. Now come and Hght the candle that won't Hght! Then you shaU have a grand feast, and go home with two fine emeralds in your pockets! "
Micky and Pam followed him to yet another room, this time set with many sunny windows. On a pink table was a taU golden candlestick and in it stood a pink candle.
" This is a witch's candle," said Bom. " If only I could Hght it, it would burn for ever. Light it for me. I wiU leave you alone for a while."
Out he went and locked the door behind him. Micky ran to Hsten to any whispering that might come—but oh dear me, Bom must have come back and caught poor Tumpy at the key-hole, for hardly had the whisper-
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