Although this little book is primarily intended for the entertainment of youthful readers, it is hoped by the writer that it may also aid in accomplishing a number of useful purposes and may prove to be, in the hands of parents, a guide for the modern child through the devious paths which his or her feet must inevitably tread.
eat as heartily as possible.
[Illustration: "At everything Rollo said Stella and Anabelle laughed very loud"]
First of all there was a band of music, the like of which Rollo had never heard before. There was also the prettiest little fountain.
"Do you suppose they would let me angle in the fountain, Cousin Stella?" asked Rollo, thinking of his little line and bobbin at home, and keeping time to the music with his fork.
"Yes, indeed, Rollo, old Kid," said his cousin.
When Rollo was not engaged in looking about the room, he was occupied in watching his Cousin Stella, who did many things which surprised him. To begin with, she always talked when her mouth was full, and she was never still a moment, what with pointing, gesticulating, and jumping from her chair to greet other friends who passed their table. At everything Rollo said, Stella and Anabelle and Rupie laughed very loud, and Rupie surprised Rollo several times by slapping him sharply on the back, on one occasion causin