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Issue Details: First known date: 1955... 1955 Pins and Needles
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Dorothy gets pins and needles in her foot after sitting still for too long. The pins and needles feel ashamed that they are bothering Dorothy instead of helping to make things better, but argue that they have been ill-treated by other children. They end up concluding that they should not blame Dorothy.

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    y separately published work icon Animal Talk and Other Stories for Boys and Girls Neville Smith , Melbourne : Cheshire , 1955 Z1500460 1955 selected work children's fiction children's 'Here are twenty-five stories that have escaped from life - that is, the kind of life that most normal Australian boys and girls lead. In them, everyday life become involved with strange things and happenings. Magic comes creeping in when least expected; fairies and sprites appear; animals and objects indulge in conversations; dreams take the oddest turns. But, though there may be a friendly lion in a story, or a sea maid, or a flame fairy who can only speak in rhyme, in every case the central person is a normal Australian girl or boy.' (Inside dust jacket) Melbourne : Cheshire , 1955 pg. 69-71
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