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ADVENTURES IN TOYLAND

To my little friends Dorothy & Doris in recollection of the time we spent in fairyland together.

Altemus' Young People's Library

ADVENTURES IN TOYLAND What the Marionette Told Molly

by

EDITH KING HALL

With Seventy Illustrations

Copyright 1900 by Henry Altemus Company Philadelphia Henry Altemus Company

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Chap. I. AFTER THE SHUTTERS WERE UP 13 " II. THE RABBIT AND THE MOUSE 20 " III. BELINDA 57 " IV. THE OFFICER AND THE ELEPHANT 75 " V. THE LITTLE DANCER 93 " VI. THE HANSOM DRIVER 107 " VII. PROUD CLARIBELLE 121 " VIII. THE GROCER AND THE FARTHING DOLL 139 " IX. THE LAST PERFORMANCE 156

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Molly and the Marionette, Frontispiece

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Unrolling the Adventures v Three Friends in Fairyland vi The Farthing Doll gets a Surprise vii From Noah's Ark vii Four Merry Ducklings ix Birds of a Feather xii A Procession from the Ark 13 "Molly's astonishment was great" 15 The two Dancers 19 The Marionette is waiting 20 The Rabbit plays and the Mouse dances 21 The Mouse collects the Money 24 A Pair of Conspirators 26 "The Sentry is both brave and wicked" 29 The Mouse discloses its Plan 31 The Owl listens behind the Sentry box 35 The Owl takes charge of the Drum 37 On their way to the Sentry box 39 The Rabbit bids the Sentry Good day 41 The Rabbit spreads the Gum over the Floor 44 The Mouse tries to look pious 49 The Rabbit takes Vengeance 52 Two little Tell tales 56 Here the Marionette paused 57 Belinda shuts her Eyes 59 "Simplicity and Self" 61 The Sailor lad tries to startle Belinda 65 "Oh, Belinda, how I love you!" 69 Bedtime in the Ark 74 The Marionette in a hurry 75 The Two Enemies 76 "The Lady Dolls shrieked" 79 The Officer threatens the Elephant 81 "He fell under the animal's trunk" 87 "He grunted and walked slowly away" 92 Molly sits beside her Friend 93 "One day she saw the Bicycle man" 96 "A very handsome fellow" 97 "Something within her went Snap !" 103 "Alas! alack a day!" 106 "Come, this won't do!" 107 "The Hansom driver was very plain" 109 "The Butcher, the Baker, and the Clown" 111 "My face is my fortune" 113 "Every time he looked in the Glass" 115 "Drove off as fast as he could" 120 "I should like to hear about her" 121 "Claribelle was a haughty doll" 123 "The Rag Doll was a pushing person" 125 The Driver begins to sing 127 "Then she swept away" 131 "The Driver got up with dignity" 133 "He loved but drove away" 135 Proud Claribelle is penitent 138 "The two met as usual" 139 The Grocer meets the Farthing Doll 140 "They walked away hand in hand" 143 "She handed him a joint of beef" 147 "Supposing I said 'Yes' and you said 'No '" 149 "They were happy ever after" 152 "Molly ran away content" 155 "The little Marionette lay on the ground" 156 "They had just finished their dance" 160 "I begin to understand nerves" 165 The General rides off to the nearest chemist 167 The Clown dances a double shuffle 169 "You are not crying, dear, are you?" 171 "She rocked to and fro silently" 175 The Marionette fell asleep quite happily 177

CHAPTER I

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