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41 Illustrated Children's Stories from Enid Blyton

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" Ss-ss-ss-ss! Cackle, cackle, cackle! " said the goose and walked out
of the chalk circle. It went up to Squeak and pecked him hard on the leg.
'" Oooh! Don't! " said Squeak, and rubbed his leg. " I say, Bubble,
we forgot to have a loop of string ready to put round the goose's neck.
Where is there a piece? "
" I'll get it," said Bubble. " Ow! Get away, goose! Don't peck me in the back like that! Ow! "
The goose had given Bubble a few hard pecks. " Ss-ss-ss-ss, cackle, cackle, cackle! " it said.
Bubble ran to the string-tin, and got out a big piece of string. He made one end into a loop and went to the goose.
But the goose wasn't going to have string round its neck! No, no— it was going to have a fine time on its own! It pecked Bubble's hand so hard that Bubble dropped the string and began to cry.
The goose waddled into the larder and had a look round. There was a meat-pie there. The goose took a good peck at it, and liked
the taste very much. Before the brownies knew what was hap­pening, the pie went down the goose's throat and it cackled in delight. That tasted good! It looked round for something else.
"Bubble! Look! The goose is eating all our food! " shouted Squeak. " Stop it, stop it! "
" Stop it yourself," wept Bubble, holding his pecked hand. " It is a perfectly horrid goose." The goose ate three apples, a jam tart, a cherry cake, and two lettuces. Then it pecked a big hole in a loaf of bread.
" Come out, come out! " shouted Squeak, smacking the goose with a broom.
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