30 THE PAVILION.
ing! I should like to go over it, if it were only for the pleasure of being able to say, I had seen the place where the king and queen of England live."
" Will it not do as well if I tell you all I can about it; for I think there is little chance of your gaining admission to the palace."
" Not quite so well, mamma; but still it would be very entertaining: and, perhaps, if I were to go to the palace I might be disappointed in it; as much disappointed as Edward and I were in the king and queen. Do you know, we expected to see them dressed in velvet robes, and wearing crowns on their heads; and after all, we could not have told which were their majesties, if papa had not point-