By Edward Eager
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The baby seemed to consider this advice. "All right," it said. Then it took the conductor's cap off the conductor and put it on its own head. The cap seemed to give it a new idea. "I want to drive the train," it announced. " This was what Barnaby had been afraid might happen, all along. Because, of course, the charm was still in the baby's pocket, but the baby didn't realize its magic power and wouldn't have known the arithmetic to handle it if it had. What happened next was exactly what you might expect.
41 Eager, Edward - Seven Day Magic "Jiggle joggle," it sang. " The conductor and the other men closed in. Susan and Abbie and even Fredericka admitted afterwards that they did close their eyes during the worst of what followed. But Barnaby and John kept careful watch. So did the little girl. The conductor and the other men seized the surprised figure at the controls and pinioned its arms. It showed fight, and they strove together. The scuffle was not a long one. From the pocket of the embattled baby something small and metallic flew forth.
Were the words that sprang to the lips of both. And it all came out. Now it was Susan's turn to feel guilty. How could she, always the calm, sensible one, have left their most precious possession on the porch all this time, a prey to the whim of every passing stranger? Needless to say, it was not there now when they ran to look. Who could have taken it, and what might he have wished? A conference was called, and both houses were ransacked in vain. John and big Pete Schroeder appeared, without any fish and without the book, either, but this was a surprise to no one.
Seven-Day Magic (Books for Young Readers) by Edward Eager