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Fri, 17 Sep 2010
The Spring Cleaning by Marie Bayne. |
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* The Spring Cleaning
was such a turn-up in the dolls' house; for Nora
and Trix were giving it a spring clean, and the
Daddy Doll and the Sailor Boy did not like it a
The Daddy Doll liked to sit
in his doll's easy chair by the hearth, and the
Sailor Boy liked to lie on the pink silk sofa in
the parlour. But now Nora put them both in the Baby
Doll's pram, and how silly they felt
They put the Lady
Doll and the Golliwog in the pram as well; but the
Golliwog did not mind. You see, he did not
live in the dolls' house, for he was too big to go
in. So he was quite pleased to sit by the Lady
Doll. Then Nora and Trix set to work with a
pinned up their frocks with big safty pins, and put
dust caps over their hair. Next they took all
the chairs and tables out of the dolls' house, and
piled them on top of one another. They lifted the
carpets and beat them well, and they got
soap suds in one of their sea-side pails, and
scrubbed out every
The kitchen took
quite a long time to do, for they had to blacklead
the range and polish the pots and pans.
"I do love blacklead !" said Trix, as she put it
on, But Mother laughed and made her look in the
glass, and then she saw that she had a black smudge
on her cheek.
"Oh dear, what a sight I am
!" she cried. But she poured some water into the
toy basin and soon got it off.
what next ?" Said Trix, drying her face as
"Now let us think !" Nora
"I know what I think,"
said the Daddy Doll in the pram.
what sir ?" asked the Gollywog.
think," said the Daddy Doll, "that it is high time
we had tea !"
"And so do I," sighed the
"And I think ditto," said the
But Nora or
Trix seemed to hear.
"We must clean the
windows," said Nora at length.
the curtains ! cried Trix. And then they got out
their toy wash tub, and went at it harder than
When the curtains
were dry, Mother ironed them; and Nora and Trix
up in the nice clean windows.
Then they put all
the furiture back again, and there seemed nothing
more to do.
"Tea-time now, surely !" said
the Daddy Doll. "Oh dear ! I am sick of this pram
"Not I sir, believe me !" cried
Golliwog. "We might be a great deal worse off !"
And very soon they found out he was
right. For just then
Nora and Trix caught sight of the pram. "Our dolls
!" they cried; We cannot put dirty dolls into a
clean dolls' house
they gave the Sailor Boy a proper bath, for he was
a rubber doll; and the Lady Doll's face, and combed out
her long golden hair. But they could not think how
to clean the other two, for their clothes wear sewn
on, and they would not come off.
"I tell you
what, Trix," said Nora at length: we shall have to
beat them like
So they beat
the dust out of the Golliwog and the Daddy doll.
The Golliwog did not mind, but the Daddy Doll did
not like it at all.
Then they were put back into the dolls' house - all
but the Gollywog, for he was too big to go in. And
Nora put the Sailor Boy in the Daddy Doll's chair
-- "For a change;" and made the Daddy Doll lie on
the pink silk sofa in the parlour -- and he
was so cross.
"What a mercy," he
said, "that Nora and Trix do not often spring-clean
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