ould be covered by awnings and became a charming promenade deck.
Even Aunt Betty became speechless with pleasure as she wandered over the beautiful boat, examining every detail, from the steam-heating arrangements to the tiny "kitchen," which was upon the "tender" behind.
"I thought the tug, or towing boat was always in front," she remarked at length.
"Mr. Blank found this the best arrangement. The 'Pad' has a steam engine and its prow fastened to the stern of the Lily propels it ahead. None of the smoke comes into the Lily and that, too, was why the galley, or kitchen, was built on the smaller boat. A little bridge is slung between the two for foot passage and--Well, Madam, I can't stop admiring the whole affair. It shows what a man's brain can do in the way of invention, when his heart is in it, too. I fancy that parting with his Water Lily was about the hardest trial poor old Blank had to bear."
Silence fell on them all and Dorothy's face grew very sober. It was a wonderful thin