MY NAUGHTY LITTLE SISTER AT THE PARTY (1)
You would think there could be another child as naughty as my naughty little sister, would you ?
But there was.
There was a thoroughly bad boy who was my naughty little sister's best boy-friend, and this boy's name was Harry.
This Bad Harry and my naughty little sister used to play together quite a lot in harry's garden, or our garden, and got up to dreadful mischief between them, picking all the baby gooseberries, and the green blackcurrants, and throwing sand on the flower-beds, and digging up the runner-bean seeds, and all the naughty sorts of thing you never, never do in the garden.
Now, one day this Bad Harry's birthday was near, and Bad Harry's mother said he could have a birthday-party and invite lot of children to tea.
So Bad Harry cme round to our house with a pretty card in an envelope for my naughty little sister, and this card was an invitation asking my naughty little sister to come to the birthday-party.
Bad Harry told my naughty little sister that there would be a lovely tea with jellies and sandwitches and birthday-cake, and my naughty little sister said, " Jolly good. "
And every time she thought about the party she said, " Nice tea and birthday-cake. "
And when the party day came she didn't make any fuss when my mother dressed her in her new green party-dress, and her green party-shoes and her green hair-ribbon.
And she didn't fidget and she didin't wriggle her head about when she was having her hair combed, she kept as still as sill,
Because she was so pleased to think about the party.
My mother said, " Now, what must you say at the party? "
My naughty little sister said, "I must say , ' nice tea.' "
But my mother said, " No, no, that would be a greedy thing to say. You must say, ' Please ' and ' thank you' like a good polite child, at tea-time, and say, ' thank you very very much for having me,' when the party is over. "
And my naughty little sister said, " All right, Mother, I promise. "
So, my mother took my naughty little sister to the party.
And what do you think the silly little girl did as soon as she got there ?
She went up to Bad Harry's mother and she said very quickly, " Please-and- thank-you, and thank-you-very-much-for-having-me, " all at onceーjust like that, before she forgot to be polite.
And then she said, " Now, may I have a lovely tea ? "
Wasn't that rude and greedy ?
But Harry's mother said, " I'm afraid you will have to wait until all other children are here, but Harry shall show you the tea-table if you like. "
Bad Harry looked very smart in a blue party-suit, with white socks and shoes and a real man's haircut, and he said, " Come on, I'll show you. "
So they went into the tea-room and there was the birthday-tea spread out on the table.
Bad Harry's mother had made red jellies and yellow jellies, and blancmanges and biscuits and sandwiches and cakes-with-cherries-on, and big birthday-cake with white icing on it and candles and " Happy Birthday Harry " written on it.
My naughty little sister's eyes grew bigger and bigger, and Bad Harry said, "There's something else in the larder. It's going to be a surprise treat, but you shall see it because you are my best girlfriend. "
So Bad Harry took my naughty little sister out into the kitchen and they took chairs and climbed up to the larder shelfーwhich is a dangerous thing to do.
And Bad Harry showed my naughty little sister a lovely spongy trifle, covered with creamy stuff and with silver balls and jelly-sweets on the top.
And my naughty little sister stared more than ever because she liked spongy trifle better than jellies or blancmanges or biscuits or sandwiches or cakes-with-cherries on, or birthday-cake, so she said, " For me. "
Bad Harry said, " For me too, " because he liked spongy trifle best as well.
Then Bad Harry's mother called to them and said, " Come along, the other children are arriving. "
So they went to say, " How do you do ! " to the other children, and then Bad Harry's mother said, " I think we will have a few games now before teaーjust until everyone has arrived. "
MY NAUGHTY LITTLE SISTER AT THE PARTY (3)
All other children stood in a ring and Bad Harry's mother said, " Ring O'Roses first, I Think. "
And all the nice party children said,
" Oh, we'd like that. "
But my naughty little sister said, " No Ring O'Rosesーnasty Ring O'Roses "ーjust like that, because she didn't like Ring O'Roses very much, and Bad Harry said," Silly game. "
So Bad Harry and my naughty little sister stood and watched the others.
The other children sang beautifully too, they sang:
" Ring O'Ring O'Roses,
A pocket full of posiesー
A-tishoo, a-tishoo, we all fall down. "
And they all fell down and laughed, but Harry and my naughty little sister didn't laugh.
They got tired of watching and they went for a little walk.
Do you know where they went to ?
Yes. To the larder. To take another look at the spongy trifle.
They climbed up on to the chairs to look at it really properly.
it was very pretty.
" Ring O'Ring O'Roses " sang the good party children.
" Nice jelly-sweets, " said my naughty little sister.
" Nice silver balls, " and she looked at that terriby bad Harry and he looked at her.
" Take one, " said that naughty boy, and my naughty little sister did take one.
She took a red jelly-sweet from the top of the trifle;and then Bad Harry took a green jelly-sweet; and then my naughty little sister took a yellow jelly-sweet and a silver ball, and then Bad Harry took three jelly-sweets,red,green and yellow,and six silver balls.
One, two, three,four, five, six,and put them all in his mouth at once.
Now some of the creamy stuff had come off on Bad harry's finger and he liked it very much,so he put his fingers into the creamy stuff on the trifle, and took some of it off and ate it, and my naughty little sister ate some too.
I'm sorry to have to tell you this, because I feel so ashamed to tell you this, because I feel so ashamed of them,and expect you feel ashamed of them too.