in in his white nightgown!
"A whole mutton chop!" cried he, amazed at the magnitude of the question.
"Yes, a whole one, dear," said Edina turning to him. "And not only for to-night. Every day you shall have a whole mutton chop, or something as good."
"And puddings too!" stammered Kate, the idea of the fairy becoming a certainty.
"And puddings too," said Edina. "Ah, children, I bring you such news! Did I not always tell you that God would remember us in His own good time? Mary, are you listening? Very soon you will all be back again at Eagles' Nest."
Charles's heart beat wildly. He looked at Edina to see if she were joking, his eyes fearfully earnest.
"I am telling you the truth, dear ones: Eagles' Nest is to be yours again, and our struggles and privations are over. George Atkinson never meant to keep it from you.