Nyoda, putting her hands over her ears. "I can only answer ten questions at once. Veronica's uncle is Mr. Lehar, the conductor of the Temple Theatre orchestra. I live next door to them, you know, and am well acquainted with Mrs. Lehar. She told me about Veronica some time ago and last week she went to New York to get her. I immediately asked her to allow her niece to join the Winnebago group, if you girls were willing to take her, that she might not be lonely here. Will you take her in, girls?"
"We certainly will!" cried Gladys and Hinpoha in a breath, and Sahwah sprang to her feet exclaiming vehemently, "Well, I guess so!"
"When is she coming?" they wanted to know next.
"I'll bring her to the next meeting," promised Nyoda, "and I want you girls to--"
What it was she wanted them to do they never found out, for just at that minute there was a terrific thump on the floor below followed by the hurried clatter of heavy footsteps, then the scraping of feet on the ladder, a great waving