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To Rouen next they went, that very day,
And heard strange places called out by the way,
Where bells kept tinkling while the train delayed:
At Amiens ten minutes quite they stayed.

Dennis bought chocolate to make a feast—
They had three dinners in the train, at least.
At Rouen here they are at last, though late—
The bedroom clock there shows 'tis after eight!


Mabel looks tired—she lies back in her chair
Beside the wood fire burning brightly there.
Rose says—"Good-night!"—to Bertie fast asleep,
While her own eyes can scarcely open keep.

Next morning, through the quaint old streets of Rouen
They went to see the old church of Saint Ouen,
With eager feet, and chatting as they walked,
About the ancient Town, together talked.