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Half-Past Bedtime

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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,979 / 129 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 455
Added to site: 2011.06.29
mnybks.net#: 30271
Genre: Young Readers
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She told him.

"Now I must be saying good-night," he said. "No, I won't come in. It's against the rules for the King of the Bumpies." So he took off his hat and made her a little bow, and before she could wink almost, he had gone. Then she knocked at the door, and next moment Mummy was hugging her as tight as tight. Then Daddy came and hugged her too, and Cuthbert, who had gone to bed, looked over the landing banisters.

"Where have you been?" he asked.

"Why, where haven't I been?" said Marian, and then she told them all about it. Cuthbert didn't believe her. But Cuthbert didn't believe anything. He was nine years old, and was beginning to learn French. But Mummy believed her, and Daddy believed her; and I'll tell you another thing that happened.

Late that night, when everybody was asleep, Mr Jugg flew to Marian's window. Marian's angel--everybody has a guardian angel--was smoking a quiet cigarette on the sill outside.

"Hullo!" he said; "fancy seeing you here

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