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A Summer Storm

The air smelled sweet on the breeze, as it slipped between branches and under leaves.  Two butterflies danced around each other in delighted loops.  And the clouds, what there were of them, were small and white, puffy and without a trace of rain. 

The Friendly Ogre

A boy passed a flat smooth stone to another, his compatriot in the crime of disturbing a pristinely calm surfaceof lake water that lay on the edge of a thick wood.

          'It's perfect!' exclaimed the other, taking the stone.  Feeling the smoothness between his fingers, he worked the stone into his hand until it sat just right, and then whipped it out away from him.

           As it danced across the water, they counted.  

Mrs. Francis Reveals a Secret...

(Part II of Kit and the Magical House)
          ‘Please, call me Mrs. Francis, dear,’ said Mrs. Francis sitting down on a very lovely embroidered cushion that sat on a wooden rocking chair by the fire, and gesturing to Kit to do the same in a very comfy armchair that had two red cushions.
‘I’m Kit,’ said Kit in a small voice that was rather unlike herself.  But a house had just dried her clothes, and she was feeling slightly unsettled. ‘Well, now, Kit, that’s a delightful name.Short for something, I’ll bet.And, I’ll bet, you have a very good story about why you’re here, my dear.  I would love to hear it,’ Mrs. Francis said as she smiled encouragingly. How did she know, thought Kit?But it didn’t really matter.She had long desired to unburden herself about the horrible Mrs. Hendricks, and, perking up with the delight of scathingly reporting on her enemy, she took a fortifying swallow of cocoa from the cup that sat steaming alongside the table at her arm and set to.It was easy to point out…