Story 3: The Flaxens and the size machine Pinxel Flaxen finds a size machine at the fair. What does is do? Even the Flaxens don't know. It will soon become clear, however, that the size machine looks pretty, but is rotten inside.
Story 4: The Flaxens and sulky Tirtus The Flaxens' friend Tirtus doesn't feel like doing anything. The Flaxens show him that being in a dull mood doesn't necessarily mean that plans they have made are dull. At the same time, Tirtus learns yet another lesson from the Flaxens: action comes first, then the will to do it.