Raggedy Ann's Wishing Pebble
Raggedy Ann's Wishing Pebble written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle"One evening, all the dolls in the nursery, Raggedy Ann, Raggedy Andy, Henny, the Dutch doll, Fredarika, Uncle Clem very nice man doll with yarn moustache and a policeman's uniform) and the French doll and all the others, sat around telling stories.And when it came to Raggedy Ann's turn, she told of the adventures she and Raggedy Andy had with the camel with the wrinkled knees. It was very exciting and so interesting none of the dolls closed their eyes even a smidgin while Raggedy Ann spoke in her soft, cottony, rag voice. Then, when Raggedy Ann had finished, she told all the dolls it was time they were in bed; and indeed, it was, for it was almost time for smiling Mister Sun to come peeping into the windows. So all the dolls hurried and jumped into bed, in just the same positions their little Mistress, Marcella, had placed them early in the evening. In a few minutes everything was so still you could have heard the patter of a teeny weeny mouse if he had "trip-tripped" across the floor. Then Raggedy Andy raised up on his cotton stuffed elbow and whispered to Raggedy Ann, "Less have another adventure! Shall we?"And Raggedy Ann's shoe button eyes wiggled with pleasure and she whispered in reply, "Yes, Raggedy Andy! Less do!" So they tiptoed quietly to the window, climbed to the sill and catching hands jumped to the ground below, "BLUMP! BLUMP!" And so this adventure began..."