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Venez donc voir,”’ stated the Phoenix; after which Robert earned the timeless recognize of everyone by means of all of sudden announcing, very loudly and fantastically – ‘Say vray, mossoo; venny dong vwaw. ’ The priest was once disenchanted whilst he discovered that Robert’s French all started and ended with those precious phrases; yet, at any fee, he observed that if the woman used to be mad she was once now not the one one, and he wear an incredible beavery hat, and obtained a candle and suits and a spade, they usually all went up the hill to the wayside shrine of St John of Luz. ‘Now,’ stated Robert, ‘I will pass first and convey you the place it really is. ’ so that they prised the stone up with a nook of the spade, and Robert did cross first, and so they all and located the golden treasure precisely as they'd left it. and each one was once flushed with the enjoyment of appearing this sort of splendidly type motion. Then the girl and the priest clasped arms and wept for pleasure, as French humans do, and knelt down and touched the cash, and talked very speedy and either jointly, and the woman embraced all of the kids thrice each one, and known as them ‘little backyard angels’, after which she and the priest shook one another via either arms back, and talked, and talked, and talked, speedier and extra Frenchy than you will have believed attainable. And the kids have been struck dumb with pleasure and delight. ‘Get away now,’ acknowledged the Phoenix softly, breaking in at the radiant dream. So the kids crept away, and out throughout the little shrine, and the girl and the priest have been so tearfully, talkatively chuffed that they by no means spotted that the parent angels had long gone. The ‘garden angels’ ran down the hill to the lady’s little apartment, the place they'd left the carpet at the veranda, they usually unfold it out and acknowledged ‘Home,’ and nobody observed them disappear, other than little Henri, who had flattened his nostril right into a white button opposed to the window-glass, and whilst he attempted to inform his aunt she idea he were dreaming. in order that used to be alright. ‘It is far the easiest factor we’ve done,’ stated Anthea, after they talked it over at tea-time. ‘In the long run we’ll simply do style activities with the carpet. ’ ‘Ahem! ’ acknowledged the Phoenix. ‘I beg your pardon? ’ stated Anthea. ‘Oh, nothing,’ stated the poultry. ‘I was once basically pondering! ’ 7 Mews From Persia if you listen that the 4 childrens came upon themselves at Waterloo Station fairly un-taken-care-of, and with out one to satisfy them, it could possibly make you're thinking that their mom and dad have been neither type nor cautious. but when you're thinking that this you may be improper. in point of fact, mom prepared with Aunt Emma that she used to be to fulfill the kids at Waterloo, once they went again from their Christmas vacation at Lyndhurst. The teach was once mounted, yet no longer the day. Then mom wrote to Aunt Emma, giving her cautious directions concerning the day and the hour, and approximately baggage and cabs and issues, and gave the letter to Robert to put up. however the hounds occurred to fulfill close to Rufus Stone that morning, and what's extra, which will the meet they met Robert, and Robert met them, and immediately forgot all approximately posting Aunt Emma’s letter, and not considered it back until eventually he and the others had wandered thrice up and down the platform at Waterloo – which makes six in all – and had bumped opposed to outdated gents, and stared within the faces of women, and been shoved through humans in a rush, and ‘by-your-leaved’ by way of porters with vans, and have been particularly, rather convinced that Aunt Emma used to be no longer there.