132 THE RABBIT-WARREN.
the entire weight of the flower is calculated to be fifteen pounds ?"
" Look, look, Helen !" exclaimed Edward, as soon as his father had ceased to read, " there must be a rabbit-warren near. There they go; two, three, four rabbits; and there are two men with guns on their shoulders coming up the side of the hill. Papa, T do wonder any one can like to make such a disturbance among the poor little creatures, just for their own amusement: it would be much more diverting to me, I am sure, to see them gambol and frolic over these green hillocks. Ah, there are their pretty young ones, running as fast as their little legs will carry them, by the side of their mother."
" Run, run, little ones!" cried