THE LITTLE HOUSE
the little house that they could not bear to think they had finished it, So they gave it ever so many little extra touches, and even then they added more extra touches.
For instance, two of them ran up a ladder and put on a chimney.
4 Now we fear it is quite finished,' they sighed.
But no, for another two ran up the ladder, and tied some smoke to the chimney.
' That certainly finishes it,' they said reluctantly.
1 Not at all,' cried a glow-worm; ' if she were to wake without seeing a night-light she might be frightened, so I shall be her night-light.'
' Wait one moment,' said a china merchant, ' and I shall make you a saucer.'
Now, alas! it was absolutely finished.
Oh, dear no !
4 Gracious me!' cried a brass manufacturer, ' there's no handle on the door,' and he put one on. 104