The Enid Blyton Holiday Book - complete online version

41 Illustrated Children's Stories from Enid Blyton

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gooseberry in the middle, and splashed it with dew. " I took the goose≠berry off Once-a-Day's biggest bush," he said. " He was out shopping. Now we'd better dance round and sing the magic song, Squeak." So they danced solemnly round the chalk ring, singing loudly:
" Gooseberry green, gooseberry round, Gooseberry lying upon the ground, I don't want your berry, so go away, please, And leave me, yes, leave me, one of your geese! "
They had to alter the last line a little bit, but it didn't seem to matteró for, as they stopped singing, a strange change came over the gooseberry. It turned a grey-white. It grew feathers. It grew legs. It grew a head on a long neck! Lo and behold, the berry vanished and a big grey goose was there instead. How marvellous!
" Oooh! Look at that! " cried the two brownies, jumping up and down in excitement. " A goose of our own! A fine grey goose! "
Gooseberry green, gooseberry round Gooseberry lying upon the ground."
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