128 PLEASURES OF ANTICIPATION
be afraid of letting me know their plans."
" Well," interrupted Helen, " I must say I like excursions better when they are quite unexpected, as this was."
11 So do not I," said Edward, " there is a great deal of enjoyment in thinking of, and preparing for, them beforehand."
" Then," said his father, " it seems you and Helen are both satisfied ; but there is one pleasure still which may belong to us all; and you seem quite to have forgotten it."
" Oh! papa," cried Lewis, " you mean the pleasure of retrospection: every one likes the pleasures of retrospection."
" Then, my boy," said his father,