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The girl wiped her hands, crossed her feet on the little island of carpet where she was stranded in a sea of soap-suds, and then, sure enough, out of her slender throat came the swallows twitter, the robins whistle, the blue-jays call, the thrushs song, the wood-doves coo, and many another familiar note, all ending as before with the musical ecstacy of a bobolink singing and swinging among the meadow grass on a bright June day.
...Phebe stopped rattling her beans from one pan to another, and her eyes were full of pity as they rested on the curly head bent down on Roses knee, for she saw that the heart under the pretty locket ached with its loss, and the dainty apron was used to dry sadder tears than any she had ever shed.
...Then Ill come aboard and salute, he added; and, to Roses great amazement, Uncle Alec went up one of the pillars of the back piazza hand over hand, stepped across the roof, and swung himself into her balcony, saying, as he landed on the wide balustrade: Have you any doubts about me now, maam?
...Charlie winked rapturously at her behind his mothers fan; Mac openly pointed to the tall figure beside her; Jamie stared fixedly over the back of his pew, till Rose thought his round eyes would drop out of his head; George fell over a stool and dropped three books in his excitement; Will drew sailors and Chinamen on his clean cuffs, and displayed them, to Roses great tribulation; Steve nearly upset the whole party by burning his nose with salts, as he pretended to be overcome by his joy; even dignified Archie disgraced himself by writing in his hymn book, Isnt he blue and brown?
...Some do; Aunt Jessie and her boys have capital talks, and I wish we could; but mothers so busy with her housekeeping, and father with his business, there never seems to be any time for that sort of thing; even if there was, it dont seem as if it would be easy to talk to them, because weve never got into the way of it, you know.