On her return from school, little Dolly, aged ten, was pulled on to her Daddy's knee, and informed that the fairies had that day brought a big surprise a little baby brother. She seemed glad, and presently said:
"Will you give me a stamp, daddy? I want to write and tell brother Tom."
The father was touched by this,and provided the little lass with the materials to write a letter to her brother, who was away at school. Later, curious to know how she would tell the news, he took an opportunity to read what she had writen. He received something of a shock on reading the following:
"It's come off today. You've lost; it's a boy."