One day my little sister did not want to
eat her breakfast. My mother gave her an egg, some bread and butter and a
big cup of milk for breakfast. But she did not want to eat.
"Eat your egg!" said my mother.
"I don't want to. Bad egg!"
"Then you will not go to the Zoo on Sunday!" said my mother.
And my little sister began to eat. She ate
her egg and some bread and butter, she drank her cup of milk, too. She
wanted to go to the Zoo very much.
On Sunday we put on our best dresses and
white socks and white shoes and went to the Zoo. We went there with our
cousin Jane. She was a big girl. She was sixteen. We took a bus, and soon we were at the Zoo. It was very interesting there.
We saw many animals at the Zoo: tigers, a
red fox, a brown bear, a wolf and some funny monkeys. The monkeys were
jumping and playing in their cage.
Then we saw a little roundabout near the
lake. The little roundabout had little cars and horses and bears. The
roundabout went round and round, and the cars and horses went up and down, up and down.
"I want to go on the roundabout!" cried my little sister.
When the roundabout stopped, my little sister ran to the little car and got into the seat. The roundabout went round and round. Then it stopped again. My big cousin Jane said:
"And now let's go and see the monkeys again, Nancy! We have no money now."
"I want to go on the roundabout again!" cried my naughty little sister.
"Come, Nancy!" I said.
And we went to look at the monkeys again. They were so funny.
"But where is Nancy?" suddenly asked Jane.
We looked around, but we did not see her.
We went to the roundabout, but she was not there. There were many people
there, and we did not see her.
"We must tell the policeman," said my big cousin Jane.
So we went to the police-station. We saw a policeman there.
"We have lost a little girl," said my big cousin Jane.
The policeman asked us many questions, and he wrote our answers down in a big book.
"What is her name?"
"Her name is Nancy Brown."
"How old is Nancy Brown?"
"She is four."
"What does she look like?"
"She has red hair and brown eyes."
"What has she on?"
"She has a blue dress on and white socks and white shoes"
"Where do you live?"
"We live in 24 Park Street," I said. "My father, mother, my sister and I live there."
"Now go home," said the policeman. "We'll find your sister and take her home."
We thanked the policeman and went home. We
could not take a bus, because we had no money. So we walked. We were
very hungry when we came home.
But do you know what we saw when we came home?
We saw my naughty little sister at the table.
"How did you get home?" we asked.
"The policeman found me and took me home in his big car. But I shall not run away again," said my naughty little sister.
"But why did you run away?" I asked.
"I wanted to see the roundabout, so I ran
away," she said. "Then I looked for you. But there were many people
there and I could not find you, and I cried. An old man took me to the
police-station. The policeman asked me many questions. I told him my
name and how old I was, but I did not know where I lived. So the
policeman looked in his big book, and he told me where I lived. Does the
policeman know where all little children live?"
"Yes, he does. He knows where all the naughty children live," said my mother.