the Dee Dot's live in Dreamland
"Can I ask you a question ?"
"WHAT DO YOU THINK ?"
Once upon a time in the
long long ago, the Sun, the Moon and the Earth (who
were all a little bit jealous of one another) met
together at twilight to have a
Presently they began boasting of
the wonderful things they could do. Soon they began
to quarrel, until at last they decided to have a
contest the next evening to see who could make the
most beautiful thing.
An so the
next evening, as dusk began to gather, the three
met again and the contest
hid himself for a moment behind low
The Moon cried out in
triumph, "Ho ! ho ! he's run away. He knows he
can't beat me. And as for you. . . . . . . .
But the Moon stopped suddenly, and
stared at the sky. The Sun had turned the sky to
purple and red and gold, and the little low fleecy
clouds seemed as if they had been lit with fire..
The Sun had showed his red face for just a moment
and then said. "Well, you can try but I'm sure you
can't beat that." And without waiting to see if
they could or couldn't, he was gone over the
Then it was the Moon's turn
and he leaned down over the sea and turned it into
silver and all the little stars danced upon the
"Beat that if you can !" said the
Moon proudly to the watching
smiled and shook herself. All the trees of the
World swayed and swayed, until the rustling of the
leaves sounded like a thousand tiny
Again the Earth shook herself and
all the flowers closed their petals, and bowed
their heads low towards her.
again the Earth shook herself and far away a
nightingale began to
"Well Moon, what did you think of
that?" the Earth asked, with a proud
"Well it was good, but I still
think I won." replied the Moon a little sulkily.
And the quarrel began
a fat Mother Toad came hopping by, and when she
heard what the quarrel was about. "I'm afraid your
all wrong, I have the most beautiful thing that
ever was, stay here a moment and I'll pop home to
hopped andin a few momentss she returned with a
baby toad sitting on her
"There you are ! she said proudly,
"My baby . . . and the most beautiful thing that
ever was, or ever can be." And without waiting for
an answer she hopped
And when the Moon and Earth
told the Sun the next evening, he said, "Bless me!
I do believe that Mother Toad is right after
"I'm not so sure, as the Mother Toad
was, mind you. Of course she meant that when a
mother has a baby, what every it looks like to
anyone else, to her the baby is the most beautiful
thing there is. Unfortunately when I gave birth to my
third son, he looked just like Popeye, all that was
missing was the pipe. I am pleased to say he became
more good looking as he grew older for I was
wondering where on Earth I would find an
Olive Oyl for him. .