NOW, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, LITTLE JOHNNY HAD BEEN HELPING LITTLE SISTER IN HER LITTLE GARDEN.
He kind of liked the Garden plot and had helped her weed it and dig in it. So when he saw Alice dowhat she did he didn't like it, 'cause he was proud of the garden, and most of all he wanted Alice to come back to thePlayground and play with him.12.
(MIND YOU, I HAD THIS VISION IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
and got so flipped out I hardly knew what Iwas doing! I kept getting more and more as I asked the Lord every little detail, and He'd keep showing me exactly who waswhere and what for, etc.) (Abrahim: "David is such a little child, God has to speak to him in fairy tales!")13.
ALICE SEEMED TO BE ONE OF THE OLDER CHILDREN,
because all the rest of them seemed to bemuch smaller. Now it was her Little Sister's and Little Brother's Garden, but they had gone off and neglected it and wereworking with their Father in the fields off in the distance. They were plowing away out in the fields with a horse and an old-fashioned plow.14.
NOW ALICE HAD HER OWN PLAYGROUND
and she was helping to supervise it, but at the same timeshe was a little jealous of this Garden.15.
SO AS SHE WAS STANDING THERE IN FRONT OF THE GARDEN THIS HANDSOME EVIL-LOOKING SORCERER
saw her looking jealously at the Garden and mischievously and impishly handed her this little package of seeds, as much as to say, "Here, would you like to play a little trick on your Little Sister and Little Brother?" Hedidn't actually say any words but his attitude was, "
something you can
SO ALICE TOOK THE SEEDS THINKING, "AHA! I'LL PLAY A TRICK ON THEM!"
It was all sortof in fun--no real harm intended. So she began to sow the seeds like she was going to sow a few weeds as a trick. With areal little impish twinkle in her eye she began to dance through the Garden throwing the seeds out as she went, singing playfully and scattering the seeds. The seeds seemed magical, twinkling like little stars, or sparks as they floated to theground.17.
JOHNNY, THE LITTLE BOY IN KNEE PANTS, WAS STANDING ON THE EDGE OF THEPLAYGROUND CRYING
and wailing and weeping because she wouldn't play with him and because he thought she wastrying to hurt the Garden which it seemed he had been left to take care of but had neglected. So he was bawling his head off when all of a sudden his Mother came rushing out of the Big House and told him to hush up and stop his crying.--If his BigSister Alice didn't want to play with him, she didn't have to!18.
"GO BACK AND PLAY WITH THE OTHER LITTLE GIRLS
in the playground," she told him. But hewas so mad because his little Fairy Queen wouldn't play with him any more he was real sulky and mean and began to teaseand torment the other little girls and make them mad and hit them and make them cry, 'cause he really didn't want to playwith them.19.
HE JUST WANTED TO PLAY WITH THE FAIRY QUEEN,
so he was taking it out on the other little girls.So when the little girls began to cry, Mum came out of the house again and took him firmly by the hand, swatted him,scolded him and yanked him into the big Building, which seemed to be filled mostly with little boys.20.
WHEN I ASKED THE LORD WHAT THIS BIG HOUSE REPRESENTED, I SAW SCHOOL ROOMS,
and the children inside were in
. They were not
boys, and his Mum was the school marm and shespanked the little boy with a big thick ruler. Although it seemed to be a
at the same time it was a school,and it seemed the main purpose of the building was a school, yet it seemed the whole Family lived there like in our colonies.21.
NOW THE GARDEN AND THE PLAYGROUND WERE ALL IN THE SAME YARD OF THESCHOOL.
(The kingdom of God is partly all three of these, and partly hard distant fields of labour.)22.
I BELIEVE THE GARDEN TYPIFIED THE HOME HEADQUARTERS COLONY
at the time, whichLittle Brother and Sister had pioneered, Alice and Johnny had been left to take care of it and keep an eye on it, but they hadsomewhat neglected it.23.
AFTER ALICE HAD SOWED THE SEED, SHE DANCED AWAY LAUGHING, "HA, HA, HA! I
fixedher garden! She's going to have a hard time in her Garden and a lot more work!"