st. "My poppies? All four? Why, there is just one apiece! Father and Mother, thou and Jonas! My poppies?"
The lamb stirred and with a little sigh of content snuggled his nose into the palm of Naomi's hand.
"Take them!" Naomi stood up and gathered the lamb in her arms. "Take them, only let me not see thee."
She turned her back upon Ezra and shut her eyes.
Quickly he gathered the flowers and ran out of the garden.
Naomi opened her eyes. She gave one look at her despoiled flower-bed and bent again over the lamb.
It was Sabbath morning, and Naomi and her mother and Ezra were on their way to the synagogue.
They chose back streets as they went, and they met only women and children on their way, for the front roads on the