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"Not I," said Lewis; "I am afraid, if papa has any of his friends with him, he will not give up so much of his time to us."
" Oh ! but it is a friend of ours too, Lewis, I must tell you. Papa is going to bring cousin Helen with him; and she is to stay till we return to school."
" Oh, joy! joy !" cried Lewis, " how many things we shall have to show her and tell her about! How soon will they be here ?"
Mrs. Ashton said, she did not expect the travellers till evening; and advised the children to form some plan of employment for the day, that the time might not pass heavily.
" Will you help us, mamma?"