"Did you have a pleasant morning; and what do you think of the old gardens?"
"Beautiful" and "Wonderful!" Their exclamations of delight and pleasure, were quite satisfying to Aunt Janice.
"We're having the loveliest visit, and everything is charming."
The old lady's face was a picture, as she smiled on the group, reacting to the breath of youth, again awakened in her heart, by these happy young visitors.
"Suppose it could be managed, would all of you care to make the old castle your--home?" She spoke on impulse on hearing their words of praise.
"Oh, Aunt Janice--" Nora replied quickly, "it would seem like the happy ending to a book!"
"Perhaps it can be arranged then," the old lady clasped her hands together--"you could have all of the advantages of the near-by city, and yet we could have a merry time out here in the old homestead, if only Gwen--" she paused, suddenly remembering, and cut short the words unuttered.
"Come--" she said, turning abruptly, "lunch is waiting, and I