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41 Illustrated Children's Stories from Enid Blyton

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GOOD GRACIOUS, BRUINY
" Urrrrrrrr! " said Bruiny. The two brownies scrambled off and picked up their bag of gold. They looked at the gnome in the water.
" He can swim all right," they said. " My word, this is a good punishment for him! He will be wet through, and he will lose his bicycle! Serve him right, the wicked little robber! "
" Urrrrrrr! " said Bruiny. " Serve him right! "
Off they went on Bruiny's back again, but not so fast. When they got to the lane Jack
was very sorry. It had been such a thrilling
They picked up their gold.
adventure.
" Must Bruiny go back on his wheels again ?" he asked. "I do so like him alive."
" Well, if he stays alive some one will take him to live at the Zoo, as sure as his name's Bruiny! " said one of the brownies. " But listen, Jackó you've been very kind to lend him to usóso we'll do something for you. When you are alone, rub some of our ointment on to his legs, and
he'll come alive just for you, for a little while."
" Oh, thank you! " said Jack, taking the jar of ointment in delight. " That will be lovely."
Bruiny climbed back to his wheels. He became still. He was only a toy againóbut there was a twinkle in his eye that hadn't been there before. Ah, Bruiny knew he was to come alive many a time again!
And he doesóbut only when Jack is quite alone in the nursery, or out in the wood. It must be fun to have a bear like that, mustn't it?
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