green, at the back of the house, which was called the garden. Being so near the sea, the soil was so poor, that hardly any flowers would grow, and even the grass was coarse and lumpy. Then there were no trees, and what is a garden without trees?
Nurse looked out of the window again.
"Well," she said, "if you will really be very good, I think I might trust you. Now, Master Carrots, you will promise to do exactly what Miss Floss tells you?"
"Yes, I promise," said Carrots, who had been listening with great anxiety, though he had not hitherto spoken--he was not a great talker--"I promise, nurse. I will do exactly what Floss tells me, and Floss will do exactly what I tell her, won't you, Floss? So we shall both be kite good, that way, won't we?"
"Very well," said nurse gravely, though she felt very much inclined to laugh, "then run and get your things as fast as you can."
And, oh, how happy the two were when they found themselves out on the shore all alone! They were so
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