Grandma and Raggedy Ann
"Well! Well! Where did you find it?" Grandma cried. "It's old Raggedy Ann!" she went on as she hugged the doll as close to her as possible. "I had forgotten her. She has been in the attic for fifty years, I guess! Well! Well! Dear old Raggedy Ann!"
The doll wasn't in bad shape, but it no longer looked new. "I will sew another button on her right away!" and Grandma went to the machine drawer and got her needle and thread.
Marcie watched the sewing while Grandma told how she had played with Raggedy Ann when she was a little girl.
"Now!" Grandma laughed, "Raggedy Ann, you have two beautiful black-button eyes. With these eyes, you can see the changes that have taken place in the world while you have been shut up so long in the attic! For, Raggedy Ann, you have a new playmate and owner now, and I hope you both will have as much happiness together as you and I used to have!"
Then Grandma gave Raggedy Ann to Marcie, saying very seriously, "Marcie, let me introduce my very dear friend, Raggedy Ann. Raggedy, this is my grand-daughter, Marcie!" And Grandma moved with the doll with her hands in such a way that the ragdoll seemed to have nodded her head to Marcie in a sign of happiness.
"Oh, Grandma! Thank you ever and ever so much!" Marcie cried as she hugged Grandma and kiss. "Raggedy Ann and I will have just loads of fun." "I'll take care of her forever!"
And this is how Raggedy Ann joined the doll family at Marcie's house, where she began the adventures of Raggedy Ann.