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The Red Cow began, a happy, eager look coming into her eyes. ” “I will,” said the Red Cow joyously. ” Mary Poppins paused. “And that, I suppose, is why she was walking down Cherry Tree Lane,” Jane prompted gently. ” Mary Poppins sat up with a little start. The intent look had gone from her eyes and the stillness from her body. ” she said crossly. ” And she hurried across the landing to the electric light switch. ” said Jane in a careful whisper. ” Hurriedly Michael peered out through the gathering dusk.

Said Michael breathlessly. “They’re our stars. ” But Jane was silent. She was watching Mrs Corry splashing the glue on the sky and Mary Poppins sticking on the stars and Miss Fannie and Miss Annie moving the ladders to a new position as the spaces in the sky became filled up. At last it was over. Then they came down from the ladders and the procession started down the hill again, Miss Fannie shouldering the ladders, Miss Annie jangling her empty glue pail. At the corner they stood talking for a moment; then Mary Poppins shook hands with them all and hurried up the Lane again.

It was very small and very dingy. Faded loops of coloured paper hung in the windows, and on the shelves were shabby little boxes of Sherbet, old Liquorice Sticks, and very withered, very hard Apples-on-a-stick. There was a small dark doorway between the windows, and through this Mary Poppins propelled the perambulator while Jane and Michael followed at her heels. Inside the shop they could dimly see the glass-topped counter that ran round three sides of it. And in a case under the glass were rows and rows of dark, dry gingerbread, each slab so studded with gilt stars that the shop itself seemed to be faintly lit by them.

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