The Three Little Gnomes -- The Happy Rattle -- Recipe for a Happy Day -- Grandfather Skeeterhawk -- Crow Talk -- The Fairy Ring -- Mr. and Mrs. Thumbkins -- The Old, Rough Stone and The Gnarled Tree -- Sally Migrundy -- How Johnny Cricket Saw Santa Claus -- The Twin Sisters -- Little Thumbkin's Good Deed -- The Wishbone -- Tim Tim Tamytam -- A Change of Coats
tore! It's too far!" She dropped her basket on the ground and sat down beside the elf on the large stone.
"Isn't it funny?" laughed Merry Chuckle. "There are hundreds of children just like you who make hard work of getting up when they are called in the morning and who remain cross and ugly all day long!"
"I really do not mean to be cross, but I just can't help it sometimes!" Marjorie said.
"Oh, but indeed you can help it, Marjorie!" the elf solemnly said as he shook his tiny finger at her nose. "And I am going to tell you how. First of all, when you awaken in the morning you must say to yourself, 'Oh what a lovely, happy day this is going to be!' then raise your arms above your head and take three long, deep breaths. Jump out of bed quickly, always remembering to put your toes on the floor first.
"For," continued Merry Chuckle, "Old Witchy Crosspatch is always waiting for children to get out of bed backwards. And when they do, she catches them by the heels and turns everything top