The Tale of Chirpy Cricket

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The Tale of Chirpy Cricket by Arthur Scott Bailey

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him.

"Will you loan me your light?" Chirpy asked him. "You know there'll be no moon when it's time to go home. And your light would be a great help to me, for Miss Christabel lives beyond the barnyard fence."

For just a few moments Freddy Firefly appeared greatly surprised. To tell the truth, Chirpy's request almost took his breath away. And while he recovered himself he forgot to flash his light--a most unusual oversight.

But Freddie was no person to disappoint a friend. Besides, he had just said, "Why, certainly!"

Really, there was nothing for him to do but to say the same thing again.

VI

A PLAN GOES WRONG

Chirpy Cricket never fiddled faster than he did that night. Somehow he had a notion that the faster he fiddled the more quickly the night would pass. For Freddie Firefly had promised to loan Chirpy his light, because Chirpy needed it when he saw Miss Christabel Cricket to her home beyond the barnyard fence. Chirpy was going to see her safely to her do

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