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
Sally clutched at Benny's hand in fright.
" Oh yes," said Sally, joyfully. " Of course. Have you got a bit of paper, Benny? I've got a pencil."
Benny wrote on the paper. " Mother, we are prisoners in a hollow tree in the wood. It's a hiding-place for stolen goods. The robbers came whilst we were in the tree and they have taken our rope so that we can't get out. They are coming back at midnight to get their goods. Please rescue us. Scamp will show you where we are, if you follow him. Love from Benny and Sally."
" Mother will be surprised to get a note like that," said Benny, and tied it firmly to the back of Scamp's collar. It stood up plainly. Then he rubbed Scamp's nose.
" Home, old boy," he said. " You go home with that note and find Mother. Home, old boy! "
Scamp was a clever dog. He understood. He pulled his head from the hole, and backed away. Then the children heard his feet pattering through the wood.
" He's gone. Now we'll have to hope Mother sees the note and does
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