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THE POOR OLD TEDDY
too, and often I don't get off my chain in the morning for a run if she's playing with her toys, and doesn't want to bother to take me for a walk." " A-tishoo! " said the bear. " I'm very sorry to hear what you . . . a-tishoo, a-tishoo—what you have to . . . a-tishoo! Do excuse me, I can't seem to stop sneezing, a-tishoo! "
" What a dreadful cold you have," said Sandy. " Come into my kennel and get warm."
" Oh, thank you so much," said the teddy gratefully. He crept into the kennel and snuggled down in the straw. How warm it was! He
cuddled up against Sandy. The dog liked it. It was nice to feel the teddy's little body snuggling into him.
" When I'm warm I'll fetch you some fresh water from the tap, if you like," said Teddy. " I know where the garden tap is, and I can just reach it."
" That's very good of you," said Sandy. " But don't bother to-night; I'm not at all thirsty."
Teddy fell asleep. He slept peacefully, for he was warm and cosy. Sandy slept too. Neither of them awoke until the morning. Then Teddy sat up, rubbed his one eye, and looked around him in
He crept into the kennel and snuggled down.
surprise. Wherever was he?
" Oh, of course, I'm in Sandy's kennel! " he said to himself. " And how much better my cold is! This warm kennel has almost sent it away."
" Hallo, Teddy! " said Sandy. " So you are still there! I wondered if I had dreamt you."
" No, it was real," said Teddy. " Well, Sandy, thank you very much for letting me sleep with you. I suppose I'd better go back into the garden now and hope that Joan will remember me, and fetch me in."
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