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41 Illustrated Children's Stories from Enid Blyton

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C huckle and Pip were two small pixies with pointed ears, twinkling eyes, and merry voices. They made sunshades, umbrellas, and para­chutes, and were really very clever.
They had a shop just outside the King's palace walls, and they made the prettiest frilly sunshades, the gayest umbrellas, and the strongest para­chutes that ever were seen. The tiny money-spiders bought the parachutes and used them when they wanted to leave their homes and go somewhere else. They swung the parachute into the air, caught hold of it, and away they floated on the wind.
The fairies bought the sunshades and the umbrellas—but trade was very bad at the moment. The sun had not really been strong enough for sunshades, the spiders were quite content to stay at home, and there had been no rain for weeks.
" We haven't sold a single umbrella, sun­shade or parachute for ages," said Chuckle gloomily.
"I know! " said Pip. "I really don't know what we are going to do about it. If only the sun would shine all day long we could sell our stock of sunshades—or if only it would rain we could sell our umbrellas! "
" There's a party at the palace to-morrow," said Chuckle. " That means that every one will pass our shop. Just suppose it poured
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