A collection of stories arranged under the themes "Home Tales," "The Story Garden," "Cheerful Stories," and "Tales and Legends Beautiful."
Home tales: Mary's confession -- The stranger child -- Charlotte and the little helpers -- Amelia and the dwarfs -- The old woman and the pot of daffodils -- The squirrels' spring work -- Lucy's visitors -- The tired eagles -- The story garden: Betty's posy shop -- How the snowdrop came -- Snowdrops -- Betty's surprise -- The fairy gardeners -- Little hotoad's friend -- The white butterfly -- The little plant -- Pixie flowers -- Little Edith's garden -- Saving the elm -- The garden tools -- Cheerful stories: The sea blossom / Mary Stewart -- Nick Bluster's trick / E.L.S. -- Magnificat and Tibby / A.E.S. -- The traveling musicians / Brothers Grimm -- The story of a chicken -- Friskie's nutting pary / A.M.S. -- The discontented weathercock (adapted) / E.L.S. -- Teenchy duck (translated from the French by Joel Chandler Harris) / Frederick Ortoldi -- Finder a dark place -- Mr. Moon hides
The circus dream -- The fisherman and his wife -- Tales and legends beautiful: The goldfish / Julia Brown -- Inside the garden gate -- What you look for you will find -- The water lily / Jean Ingelow -- The imprisoned Nixie / Pamela Tennant -- Child charity / Frances Browne -- Little Gopola (adapted) / East Indian tale -- The Banyan Deer (adapted) -- The country of mice (adapted) / E.L.S. -- Little daylight / E.L.S. -- The house in the wood -- Jorinda and Jorindel