A Victorian children's story by E. Nesbit, in which the children from Five Children and It get a new nursery carpet, which turns out to have a strange amber egg inside. On being dropped accidentally into the fire, the egg hatches a golden Phoenix, who can speak, and informs them that the carpet is a magic carpet, which will fly wherever requested. The children, the Phoenix and the carpet have many magical adventures, which can be read in full on the net at: http://www.authorslibrary.net/b/phcar10.htm.

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