Fanny and Ethel worked in the same office, and, they were neighbours at home.
Fanny was rather a careless girl, and he often lost things. Then she usually went
to Ethel to borrow more from her. Ethel was a kind girl, but she sometimes got tired of lending things to her friend.
One Saturday afternoon Fanny knocked at Ethel’s front door, and when
Ethel came to open it, Fanny said to her, ‘Oh, hullo, Ethel. Please lend me a bag.
I’ve lost mine. I’m going to the shops, and I feel very stupid when I haven’t got
anything in my hand when I go out in the street.’
Ethel laughed and answered, ‘Well, Fanny, go down to the end of the
garden. You’ll find a nice wheelbarrow in the shed there. Take that when you go
down to the shops. Then you’ll have something in both of your hands.’
Elementary Stories for Reproduction
L. A. HILL
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