The Enid Blyton Holiday Book - complete online version

41 Illustrated Children's Stories from Enid Blyton

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IN THE HEART OF THE WOOD
Out came a beautiful silver candlestick.
quite plainly. Then one of them found the rope that Benny had tied to a branch, so that he and Sally might get down easily.
" Hey—look at this! " said one of the men. " Someone's been here! Our hiding-place is found. Someone's been down in this hollow tree."
" Did we leave anything there in the sacks? " asked the other man. " Yes, we did—that silver candlestick we couldn't sell! Wonder if it was found. Alf, maybe a watch is being kept on this tree!"
" Yes. Better get the candlestick quick and go," said Alf, and slithered down the rope!
He landed right on top of poor Benny. The boy gave a yell, and the man jumped in alarm.
" What's up? " called down the other man.
" Two kids here! " answered Alf, and he gave the children such a look that they shivered. " Two—silly—stupid interfering kids! What are we going to do with them? "
" Ask them what they know," called down Bill. " Maybe no one else knows of this tree but them."
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