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ton, " set a chair for your cousin; we will take our tea now. I am sure the travellers will be glad of it: and if Helen is not too much fatigued for walking this evening, we will go with her to the beach, that she may have a nearer view of that which seems to interest her so much."
" Thank you, thank you! I am not much tired, I assure you ; I shall be quite rested when we have finished tea."
Tea was soon dispatched; and the children were ready to accompany Mr. and Mrs. Ashton.
The evening was particularly fine ; and Helen admired all that she saw, quite as much as her cousins had wished or expected.
There were gay parties in plenty,