Modified version of chapter three of The Riddle of the Painted Box
, one of the Michael and Mary series of books.
Published in Best Children's Stories of the Year III Burke c1947,
with one illustration.
She's stolen my box !
Joan Martin May's illustration
from 'The Unwelcome Stranger' courtesy of Steven Handy
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