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Fairies Afield by Mrs. Molesworth

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FAIRIES AFIELD

BY MRS. MOLESWORTH

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY GERTRUDE DEMAIN HAMMOND

MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED ST. MARTIN'S STREET, LONDON

1911

[Illustration]

MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED

LONDON BOMBAY CALCUTTA MELBOURNE

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

NEW YORK BOSTON CHICAGO ATLANTA SAN FRANCISCO

THE MACMILLAN CO. OF CANADA, LTD.

TORONTO

* * * * *

I DEDICATE THIS BOOK

TO ONE WHO LOVES FAIRY STORIES

THE REVEREND JOHN CYRIL HOWELL

155 Sloane Street, S.W. _May 8, 1911._

* * * * *

[Illustration: Pretty Ysenda.]

CONTENTS

PAGE

"ASK THE ROBIN" 1

A MAGIC TABLE 60

THE WEATHER MAIDEN 121

THE ENCHANTED TRUNKS 176

ILLUSTRATIONS

TO FACE PAGE

PRETTY YSENDA (P. 66) _Frontispiece_

"IT MAKES ME THINK OF ALL SORTS OF LOVELY SUMMER THINGS" 8

WITH A WONDERFUL NOTE OF EXCEEDING JOY, HE SPREAD HIS WINGS AND FLEW ROUND THE BOWER, RETURNING AGAIN TO PERCH ON THE CHILD'S STILL OUTSTRETCHED HAND, AS IF IN GRATITUDE 52

"YOUR MOTIVE WAS PURE KINDNESS--FREE FROM ALL SELFISHNESS, THEREFORE YOU SUCCEEDED" 119

"SO YOU HAVE COME AT LAST, LITTLE MAIDEN" 136

SHE CAUGHT SIGHT OF A TINY FIGURE PEERING AT HER FROM BEHIND THE RUBBISH 150


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