Contains a two-page 'Dedicatory Letter' from the author to 'my Sister Lilian' that describes the styles and enthusiasms of the two authors as teenage writers. The dedication concludes: 'This plain little tale bears your name, and gleans its grace in bearing it. So the gift must make you as a child again, blind to all faults and pleased to offer praise. E.S.C. Mosman's Bay, Sydney.'
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A mother forces her son to wear gloves in order to impress a socially high-ranking lady. The son, knowing he will be the subject of ridicule, acquiesces. Following a fight with another boy (on account of the son's mode of dress) the mother relents and allows her son to burn the gloves and instead play football.
A young girl is saddened by the satirical drawings of her father that appear in the Bulletin. Determined to change the weekly images, she visits the Bulletin office and requests a new, kinder drawing of her father. Charmed by her winsomeness, the journal's illustrators comply.