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THE TALE OF FREDDIE FIREFLY

from The Tale Of Tommy Fox





Freddie Firefly is most anxious to lighten the cares of his friends in
Pleasant Valley for he is a most unselfish fellow and enjoys nothing
more than seeing other people as happy as he. He has one grave fault,
however, that prevents him from being a very great help, and that is
his inability to remain long in one place. He is so full of spry
gaiety that he never can be quite content unless he is dancing with
his relatives in the hollow near the swamp or darting about Farmer
Green's lawn. His friends often give him advice as to how he may use
the wonderful light which he always carries with him, and finally Mrs.
Ladybug tells him he should go to the railroad and work as a signalman
for the trains. You will hold your breath as you read about the
exciting adventure that follows this suggestion, and you will no doubt
agree with those to whom he later tells it that he is a very lucky
Freddie to escape.

Rusty Wren is another little neighbor in Pleasant Valley. His
particular home there is Farmer Green's yard where he lives in a
bright shiny home which is really a tin can with a hole in it! And
dear me! I forgot all about Rusty Wren's family--his wife and six baby
children who had to be given Wren food by Rusty and little Chippy, Jr.
You will laugh heartily when you read about Chippy growing so big and
fat that he gets stuck in Rusty's tiny doorway and can't get pulled
out. My, what an exciting time it was! And you will laugh again when
you watch Rusty Wren go way over to the bank of Black Creek all ready
for a party when there really is no party. Yes, you will agree with
Farmer Green's boy and the rest of our friends in Pleasant Valley that
Rusty certainly is a very interesting little neighbor.





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