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midst of her perplexity she had a
brilliant idea, being a clever
fairy. She added the extra leaf
to a clover, and gave it the fairy
blessing, being a kindly-disposed
fairy. And so, from that time
out, whoever finds a four-leaved
clover is a very lucky person.
"Npw," concluded Uncle Jacob,
"I have a plan. Out there behind
the orchard is a whole big meadow
of clover. You three may
look for four-leafed clovers tomorrow,
and the one who finds
the first four-leaved clover shall
go with me to town day after tomorrow,
and we'll have a jamboree."
The twins and Chrissy were
immensely excited. They had
only been a fortnight at Mount
Hope Farm, but in that time they
had learned what a "jamboree"
with Uncle Jacob meant. All
that night they dreamed of finding
four-leaved clovers, and after
breakfast the next morning they
were ready for the clover meadow.
"Dear me!" said Aunt Mar)',
with a sigh, as she went through
the hall, "there's that bottle of
medicine Doctor Fair left here
last night for Terry Andrews. It
ought to go down this morning,
but I don't see how I'm ever going
to get time to take it."
Chrissy heard her just as she
was going out of the door.
Chrissv stopped short. The twins
were already scrambling over the
fence. Chrissy thought of the
jamboree just once. Then she
said : "I'll run down to the Andrews'
with Teddy's medicine,
"Thank you, Chrissy; that will
be a real help to me," said Aunt
Mary, who didn't know anything
about the clover-leaf compact.
Uncle Jacob saw Chrissy starting
off with the bottle. "Well,
well, well !" he said.
Chrissy had seen Teddy Andrews
before, and felt very sorry
for him. He was just seven, and
was ill with spinal trouble. He
had to lie on the sofa all the time.
This morning, she found him crying.
"O Teddy, what's the matter?"
"Johnny said he would read me
the new fairy story Aunt Mary
sent me this morning," sobbed
Teddy, "and now he's gone off
fishing, and there's nobody to
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read; and I'm so tired of being
sick and lonesome."
Chrissy in her mind's eye saw
the twins in clover. But she
said, briskly: "I'll read it to you,
Teddy boy. Here, give me the
Chrissy read all the morning.
The story was a long one, and
Teddy was wild to know the end.
He listened with flushed checks
and shining eyes, and when
Chrissy finished, he said: "Oh,
thank you ever so much. It was
just splendid. I'll think about it
all the afternoon, and not be a bit
Chrissy promised to come
again soon, and read to him.
Then she walked soberly home to
dinner. She thought she had
lost all chance of the jamboree;
but when the twins came in to
dinner neither of them had yet
found a four-leaved clover.
"I'm afraid the fairy queen forgot
to make any this year," said
After dinner, back hurried the
determined twins. Chrissy stayed
to help Aunt Mary with the
dinner dishes, and then she, too,
started for the field. In the yard
she met little Nora Lee.
"Please, I've come to learn the
soup- " said Nora, shyly.
Chrissy had met Nora in Sunday-school
and had promised that
if Nora came up to Mount Hope
some da)r, she would teach her
the loveliest new song she had
learned in Sunday-school at
home. But she had not known
Nora would come just when it
was so necessary she should be
looking for four-leaved clover.
"Come in," she said heartily.
"We'll go right at it."
It was three o'clock before
Nora had learned the song and
gone home. Chrissy was tired
and warm, but no twin had yet
turned up with a four-leaved
clover, and the jamboree was still
to be won. As Chrissy went
through the kitchen Aunt .Mary
got up off the sofa with a sigh.
"Dear me! I must make a
cake for the men's tea. And how
mv head does ache!"
For a moment Chrissy thought
she couldn't no, she couldn't!
Then she did. "Aunty, I'll make
the cake, and you go and lie
down. Oh, yes, indeed, you
must! I can make plain cake
splendidly, and I like doing it."
"You are the greatest little help
that ever was, Chrissy," said
Aunt Mary, gratefully. "I believe
I'll have to let you. I can
hardly hold my head up. I'll go
and lie down upstairs."
Chrissy lighted a fire, put on
an apron, mixed the cake, and
baked it. Uncle Jacob looked in
at the window once, and saw her.'
"Well, well, well!" he said to
Then tea-time came, and when
the twins came in to tea, lo, and
behold! neither of them had yet
found a four-leaved clover! But
they were determined that they
Chrissy made her third start
for the clover meadow; but she
saw Aunt Mary, who hadn't eaten
any supper, and who had a little
wrinkle of paint between her
eye-brows, packing a basket in
"Where arc you going with
that basket?" said Chrissy. "I
don't think you ought to be up at
all. Please go and lie down."
"I must take this basket of eatables
down to old Aunt Sally,"
said Aunt Mary. "She is very
poor, and I fear she is out of provisions.
I forgot about it before,
so I mustn't put it off any longer."
"I'll take it down to Aunt Sally,"
"Child, I'm afraid you are too
tired. You've been running my
errands all day, Chrissy."
"That is what nine-year-old
legs are for," said Chrissy, laughing.
"I'm not a bit tired, and I
haven't a headache."
Uncle Jacob saw Chrissy starting
off with her basket, and he
said: "Well, well, well!"
It was nearly dark when Chrissy
got back. She was tired, and
her face was a wee bit sober, for
she knew it was too late now to
look for lucky clovers. The dew
was falling, and Aunt Mary never
let them stay out after dewfall.
Then Chrissy just happened to
look down, and there at her feet
was a big dumb of clover. She
bent over it, and gave a joyful little
cry. Right under her hand
were three four-leaved clovers,
such big, luxuriant clovers that
they must have cost the fairy
queen some economical twinges.
Chrissy picked the clovers, and
her feet went twinkling up the