Davy and The Goblin

What Followed Reading 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'

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Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,278 / 86 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,046
Added to site: 2008.04.11
mnybks.net#: 20536
Genre: Young Readers
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rather fancy he's about moving into it for the winter."

Davy was about to complain against such liberties being taken with his property, when the clock began rolling over in the air, and he had just time to grasp the sides of it to keep himself from falling out.

"Don't be afraid!" cried the Goblin, "she's only rolling a little;" and, as he said this, the clock steadied itself and sailed serenely away past the spire of the village church and off over the fields.

Davy now noticed that the Goblin was glowing with a bright, rosy light, as though a number of candles were burning in his stomach and shining out through his scarlet clothes.

"That's the coals he had for his supper," thought Davy; but, as the Goblin continued to smile complacently and seemed to be feeling quite comfortable, he did not venture to ask any questions, and went on with his thoughts. "I suppose he'll soon have smoke coming out of his nose, as if he were a stove. If it were a cold night I'd ask him to come and sit

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