"Now, children, I am tired of you; I am going down stairs for the rest of the morning," and Polly started
to leave the nursery.
"Put your dolls away before you go,"
said Nurse, "I don't want them left in the middle of the floor."
"I won't. I did not put them there."
tossed her head and ran quickly out of the room. Polly Nurse had baby in her lap and could
not run after her.
The little girl went to the kitchen,
but cook was cross and said she would not have bothering her. Polly Then she went to the library hoping
to find her Uncle Edward, but he was not there.
She wandered from room to room and
could find nothing to amuse her.
She wanted to go back into the nursery,
but she had told a lie when she said she had not put the dolls on ,
and she was afraid to. the floor She felt lonesome and a few tears
ran down her face.
At that moment Uncle Edward entered
the room, and, seeing the doleful little face, took her in his arms, tossing
her into the air.
As he did so, he knocked over a vase
which fell to , broken. the floor
"Oh! see what you have done," cried
. Polly "I don't care. I sball say I didn't
do it," replied Uncle Edward.
"Oh! But that would be a lie," said
. Polly "Well, who put the dolls on the nursery
"Nurse must have told you. But I
am sorry," and began to cry again. Polly "There, there!" said Uncle Edward.
"We will go up and tell Nurse we are sorry."
They went up to the nursery but Nurse
and baby had gone and the dolls were still on . the floor
wanted to play circus and Uncle
Edward made believe he was the elephant and gave the dollies a ride. He
kicked so once that black Diana fell off and broke her neck. Polly After a while Nurse came in with
baby and interrupted the frolic.
When told her she was sorry
because she had told a lie, Nursie said she would forgive her and Polly
promised not to do so again. Polly