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Go To Market
by Maj Lindman
I l l i n o i s .Go to Market By Maj Lindman A l b e r t Wh i tm a n & C o m pa n y C h i c ag o.
F licka. Ricka. “But I am sure that Father can’t afford them. and Dicka and their family had moved away from the city. The little girls were very happy. One day Ricka said. “If only we had bicycles. “We live a long way from town!” “How will we get to school?” asked Flicka.” . They liked to play out of doors.” said Dicka.
It may help you.“It would be fun to earn some money. “Then we could buy our own bicycles!” cried Flicka and Dicka together.” “Here is a seed catalog. “Here is a seed catalog. It may help you. “But how can we do it?” Father had been listening.” . Now he handed the girls a pretty book.” said Ricka.
too?” “We must grow things that we can sell. “Oh.” laughed Father.” said Flicka. “My. . They waited. “What about peas and beans and parsley. So they wrote a letter and sent for their seeds. Father. “Radishes!” said Ricka. but I am hungry already. Soon they had a large square of black earth ready. weeding. “Carrots!” said Flicka. “but you will have to work hard. Where were the seeds? They worked hard. raking. “Lettuce!” said Dicka.” said Father. While they waited they worked hard. hoeing. do you think we can grow a garden?” “Yes.” The girls made a list of all the good things they would grow.
They covered the seeds with the black earth. “even the outsides of the envelopes are beautiful. . “Many of them will be needed.” Now they had to decide where to plant the different vegetables. “This is the path for the seeds. To make straight rows he tied a long string to two pegs. At last the seeds arrived. Father helped the girls. You must mark each row.” said Dicka.” said Dicka. “It is a good furrow. Put the seed envelope on a stick at the end of the row.” said Ricka. Flicka held one peg. Ricka held the other. “Oh.” The girls put the seeds into the long rows. “This is the path for the seeds. Dicka took a stick and drew it along the ground following the string.” said Father.
Ricka.” said Father. They tied the tomato plants to poles. “What is this long.” said Father. some cucumber and some melon plants. Flicka asked. “Will they be up by Sunday?” Ricka asked. . Everyone laughed. The new plants seemed to feel at home and they grew well.” Father helped them buy some tomato plants. “You can plant some things that are started. Flicka. and Dicka put their new plants into the ground. They tied them to poles. beautiful plant with the big leaves?” “Fine big orange pumpkins will grow on that vine. “You can do something else while you wait.
” said Flicka. They watched for weeds and pulled out every one. Ricka. Now Flicka. “Good morning.” said a quiet voice. They watered their garden in the morning and at night. They stopped work and looked at each other. “Good morning. and Dicka were busy every minute. “The garden is growing.” said Dicka. but it is growing slowly. Then came the day when the peas and beans and parsley put their heads through the ground. “I wonder if we will really get our bicycles. “It is hard work. It was a very hot day and it seemed like a long time before they would have vegetables to sell at market.” said a quiet voice.” said Ricka. . Suddenly.
They liked Uncle Bertie’s nice smile. . “I live on the little farm next to yours. Now they had a way to get to market. “I have a pony and cart that could be used.” Flicka. The day came when they could gather the first vegetables.” he said. “You can call me Uncle Bertie.” said a man on the other side of the garden fence. Then the day came when they could gather the first vegetables. Ricka. and Dicka were glad to have a new friend. The next day they would be going to market. “How would you like to sell my flowers for me? Then you may take your vegetables and my flowers to market in the cart!” The girls were very happy with this plan.
“This is Folly. It was Saturday. The little brown mare trotted along happily. How beautiful the cart looked loaded with Uncle Bertie’s flowers and the crisp. Uncle Bertie arrived with the pony and cart. .” said Uncle Bertie. we will try. The girls were up early.” The little brown mare lowered her head and seemed to say. “She is as gentle as a lamb. “hello. The girls took turns driving Folly. fresh vegetables.” said Uncle Bertie. The girls took turns driving Folly.” said Flicka. Ricka. There was still the lettuce to cut so that it would be as fresh as possible for market.” “I hope you can sell these flowers at market. and Dicka. “Oh.
“There.” said Ricka. and the peas. The cash box they had taken with them was getting heavier and heavier.” Soon everything had been sold! Soon they were too busy to think about themselves. At first the girls felt a little shy. It was noisy and busy in the marketplace. Soon they were too busy to think about themselves. “I think that I will hide behind the vegetables.” said Ricka. Then some friendly. “We were sold out an hour ago.” said Flicka. “I have sold the last bunch of Uncle Bertie’s beautiful flowers. smiling people began to ask them about the parsley. Flicka and Dicka knew that she was joking but felt timid. the beans. .” “We must pick more parsley next time. too.
” said Ricka. Hear that thunder!” “Good!” cried the three tired little girls. and Dicka now.” .” said Flicka. “Yes. “I guess I did not fasten the rope very well.” “We will have to carry the heavy cash box. But there was not a sign of Folly and the cart. A surprise was waiting for Flicka. “And it is lucky we brought a big umbrella. “But we must leave our boxes and crates. “Tonight we will not have to water our garden!” “It is lucky we brought a big umbrella. Folly and the cart had been left in a parking yard just outside the marketplace. “She will find her way home.” said Dicka.” said Dicka. Ricka. we can take turns.
The three little girls were not shy now. “Such fine tomatoes and melons. Flicka. Uncle Bertie showed the girls how to fasten her to a fence. and at last they had their fall crop ready to take with them. Ricka. Every Saturday. . Folly found her way home. The three little girls were not shy now.” said their mother. Yes. After that she was always waiting with the cart when market day was over.” laughed Father. “These pumpkins are bigger than your heads. They always sold all of Uncle Bertie’s flowers and all of their vegetables every Saturday. and Dicka went to market. “We are really proud of our girls!” The people who came to market had become their friends.
” “For Uncle Bertie?” he said. “We must do something for Uncle Bertie and his wife. what about a big basket of your very own vegetables? I believe that would really please Uncle Bertie and his wife. And we must give Folly a present. “Well.” they said to Father. “That will please her.” said Father. Now the harvest was over. The girls had gone to market for the last time. They were eager to count their money.” They took their presents to their friends and hurried home. “Sugar in lumps for Folly!” . too. “A box of lump sugar for Folly.
Ricka. Father took down their money box. Yes. Ricka.” said Ricka. and Dicka were all riding bicycles! Flicka. “I hope we have enough money for our bicycles. there was really enough money! Soon Flicka. and Dicka were all riding bicycles! .
They had grown a garden. and they had earned their very own bicycles.They had grown a garden. .
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