My Lady Caprice
to do with them." "Well, they're for my outlaw. You remember the other day I wanted to play at being outlaws? Well, two days ago, as I was tracking a base caitiff through the woods with my trusty bow and arrow, I found a real outlaw in the old boat-house." "Ah! and what is he like?" I inquired. "Oh, just like an outlaw - only funny, you know, an' most awfull' hungry. Are all outlaws always so very hungry, Uncle Dick?" "I believe they generally are, Imp. And he looks 'funny,' you say?" "Yes; I mean his clothes are funny - all over marks like little crosses, only they aren't crosses." "Like this ?" I inquired; and picking up a piece of stick I drew a broadarrow upon the path. "Yes, just like that !" cried the Imp in a tone of amazement "How did you know? You're awfull' clever, Uncle Dick!" "And he is in the old boat-house, is he?" I said, as I picked up an armful of packages. "'Lead on, MacDuff!'" "Mind that parcel, please, Uncle Dick; it's the one I dropped an' lost the sausage out of - there one trying to escape now!" Having reduced the recalcitrant sausage to a due sense of law and order, we proceeded toward the old boat-house - a dismal, dismantled affair, some half mile or so downstream. "And what sort of a fellow is your outlaw, Imp?" "Well, I spected he'd be awfull' fierce an' want to hold me for ransom, but he didn't; he's quite quiet, for an outlaw, with grey hair and big eyes, an' eats an awful lot." "So you saved him your breakfast and dinner, did you?" "Oh, yes; an' my tea, too. Auntie Lisbeth got awfull' angry 'cause she said I ate too fast; an' Dorothy was frightened an' wouldn't sit by me 'cause she was 'fraid I'd burst - so frightfully silly of her!" "By the way, you didn't tell me what you have there," I said, pointing to a huge, misshapen, newspaper parcel that he carried beneath one arm. "Oh, it's a shirt, an' a coat, an' a pair of trousers of Peter's." 82
Published on Sep 5, 2010
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