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  • The Fairy’s Invitation

    From The Sun, May 9, 1915. By Lillian MacDonald.

    Dear child, I’ve brought a toadstool,
        It’s a table for our feast,
    And a cowslip (such a bargain—
        Worth three daisies at the least!)

    With five small cups upon it,
        Full of sparkling, shining dew,
    And of violets for perfume
        We will scatter just a few.

    We’ve pollen in a rose leaf;
        Other dainties, more or less;
    For it takes such choice refreshments
        To make parties a success.

    Please come at half past midnight;
        I’ll send Glowworm to attend.
    Until supper time, believe me,
        Your devoted Fairy Friend.