"Oh, John, stop him!" she screamed.
"Whoa, Banker, whoa!" shouted a man who came running after the animal.
But the horse, a nervous creature, was frightened over something and would not stop.
Blumpo was so scared by the accident that he uttered a short yell.
"Fo' the lan' sake," he moaned, in a shaking voice.
The horse disappeared from sight for a brief space of time and then came up and began to churn the water madly in an endeavor to save himself from drowning.
The little girl was nowhere to be seen.
"She'll be drowned," thought Jerry, with rising horror.
At that moment a lady rushed from the house, followed by Harry. It was Mrs. Fleming.
"My child! my child!" she shrieked. "Save my Cora!"