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"All right, Uncle Dick!" cried a voice; "it's only the branch. Don't worry." "Imp!" I exclaimed. "I'm coming, Uncle Dick," he answered, and with much exertion and heavy breathing he presently emerged into view and squirmed himself safely to earth. For a moment he stood looking from one to the other of us, then he turned to Lisbeth. "Won't you forgive me, too, Auntie Lisbeth, please?" he said. "Forgive you!" she cried, and falling on her knees, gathered him in her arms. "I'm glad I didn't go to Persia, after all, Uncle Dick," he said over her shoulder. "Persia!" repeated Lisbeth, wonderingly. "Oh, yes; you were so angry with Uncle Dick an' me - so frightfull' angry, you know, that I was going to try to find the 'wonderful lamp' so I could wish everything all right again an' all of us 'live happy ever after'; but the blasted oak did just as well, an' was nicer, somehow, wasn't it?" "Infinitely nicer," I answered. "An' you will never be angry with Uncle Dick or me any more, will you, auntie - that is, not frightfull' angry, you know?" "Never any more, dear." "On your honour?" "On my honour!" "So help you Sam?" "So help me Sam!" she repeated, smiling, but there were tears in her voice. Very gravely the Imp drew his "trusty sword," which she, following his instructions, obediently kissed. "And now," cried he, "we are all happy again, aren't we?" "More happy than I ever hoped or dreamed to be," answered Lisbeth, still upon her knees; "and oh, Imp - dear little Imp, come and kiss me."

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My Lady Caprice  

by Jeffrey Farnol My Lady Caprice 1 I My Lady Caprice 2 My Lady Caprice 3 My Lady Caprice 4 My Lady Caprice 5 My Lady Caprice 6 My Lady Capr...

My Lady Caprice  

by Jeffrey Farnol My Lady Caprice 1 I My Lady Caprice 2 My Lady Caprice 3 My Lady Caprice 4 My Lady Caprice 5 My Lady Caprice 6 My Lady Capr...

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