The Adventurous Billy and Betty, Page 23
Then the Good Fairy raised her star wand and walked into the biggest and brightest crystal dining hall that ever was seen. Sing-a-Ling and Ting-a-Ling—and Billy and Betty—and all the little fairies that live in this beautiful Castle in the Air followed her; and they all sat down to the finest and most wonderful fairy party that ever was served in this beautiful Crystal Palace.
Billy and Betty showed Little Sing-a-Ling and Ting-a-Ling the Wonderful Lamp and told them all about it. They said— “If you will come back to the Earth with us, we will rub the Lamp when we get there and give you some of the best things to eat in all the World.”
So, Sing-a-Ling and Ting-a-Ling were delighted and said they would go; and would take Billy and Betty back in their
wonderful fairy Air Ship, if Billy and Betty would get married in the great big Castle in the Air.
Then the Good Fairy said some magic words—and Billy Van and Betty Camp became Billy and Betty Van Camp—and the four happy children jumped into the wonderful fairy Air Ship and started off.
They traveled faster than Lightning—past the Stars and the Moon and through the Clouds—until they came in sight of the World, far below them. And they brought the Air Ship down at the edge of a beautiful lake with lots of pretty sail boats on it.
Just as they sat down—and as Billy lifted the Lamp to rub it—something terrible happened! To know what that was, you must read the next adventure.