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CHAPTER XIX

 

THE BIG HOUSE WOULD SEEM EMPTY NO MORE

 

 THE two children did not know exactly whether they were frightened or not. If it had not seemed impossible that anything should go entirely wrong while John Holt was near them, they would have felt rather queer. But John Holt was evidently not the least alarmed.

"Look here," he said, "I'm glad of it. I want to see that woman."

"Do you?" exclaimed Robin and Meg together.

"Yes, I do," he said. "Come along, and let's go and find her." And he strode out towards the Agricultural Building as if he were going towards something interesting.

It is true that the Agricultural Building had been too nearly connected with Aunt Matilda's world to hold the greatest attractions for the little pilgrims. It had indeed gone rather hard with