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" Well, now, Edward," said Lewis, who began to think he had waited long and patiently enough, " I am not going to be cheated out of my story about the Pavilion : you know we can look at the sea all the while mamma is talking to us." "And," added Mrs. Ashton, c< Edward shall explain what he means to me another time; and perhaps I may be able to make the matter clearer to him."
" Now, dear mamma," said Lewis, " pray begin. Did you really go all over the Pavilion yourself, or have you only heard of its wonders from other people?"
" I saw the interior of this oriental building myself, Lewis, some years ago, when I was on a visit here with your uncle and aunt Brooks."