|Chapter Title||THE DISCUSSION.|
|Newspaper Title||The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times (Broadford, Vic. : 1893 - 1916)|
|Trove Title||Pride and Humility|
Pride and Humility. Bi CLOrTorrIO LESIE, MuLvnES. CHAPTER I.-.-TE DleSCuIosN. ,One day, about the middle of October, the fowere in the garden were making a great noise; and, as Lilian was walking about in it, she stopped to listen to them, and this was what she heard. The-flowers were talking. "How kind it was of the Queen to invite .ns,".said a pink Daisy. "Ye, ,indeed it was," answered several soices. o" 1.don't think it was nuch eagreat kindnees, for ehe could not help aslking un, as she wants to use this garden to-night," said a tall Bron?e Iis, who was very vam and prod. "lintit was an honor to o, Lady Irin, for abeseed not have chosen this garden for the banl," replied a.pale blue Forget-me.not. Thi is the rettiest garden about here, so if thbson en wrihd to have a nine dance, she wouldhave had o choose it," returned the Iris, who was always vexed if anyone contra. ditedl her. A aswet Lily of the Valley, who was very humble, then oookd ,a ah ly and sand, nut, Lad Iris, even if the Queen did foe this aro e abneed not e ave invited us, if she adnotbeen ind and liked to give ,leasure." "As nobody asked you for your opiknicn, i?rie Lly, you had better not speak until cnme one speake to you; nod woat you have reid is nuonense. Because everyone else i praisingthe Queen, and uaying how kind she is, of conoe yeu have to do so us well," onewered the Ir.," on a very disagreeable voice. The poor little Lily eighed end hung down her head, Ion much uffected to say another word; and the Iriscontinued, saying, "I am eure it will be too hot for dancing to.night, ano the Queen won't have any nice company, and we shall not enjoy ourselves at all." .An Arum Lily now excldimed, "You are always disagreeable, Lady Iris, end never had a nice word to say about anything; unlets it is your own personal beauty or accnompliah. ment." This made the Iris answer in a very cross tone, "I do wish you would be quiet; you are very irpolile, and the ball it sure to be horrid, especially t you are going to be there." Theflowersaall began to be angry with Iris now, for the Arum Lily was a favorite, which the Iris wa not, and a great noise arse ; but they suddenly became silent, because a tiny figure wascoming down the path in a carriage drawn by butterftllo. Itwas the Fairy Queen. h was dreosod in pale green silk, trimmrd
with dlewdrops,.hileh sparkled it the sun-hine like ifiamoedei and the held a lung piece of hagin her hand for a whin. le: carriage was a large white poppy, asid hl butterflies which drew it werebright yellow ones. - Titania, for that was the Queen's nsne, drove down the path tillehe came to the llro:te I:is; then she said, "'As you are so disagree. able, Lady Iris, you ioed not come to my ball tc-?ight, for I wish to see only pleasant people here." The Irisnow became very angry, and turned awaet from Titaria, who, however, did not take any more notice of her, but drove on.