Good Old Anna
What was written, or rather printed, on that fancy-looking card, ran, when Englished, as follows:
THE JOYOUS BIRTH OF A LARGE-EYED SUNDAY MAIDEN IS ANNOUNCED, ULTRA-JUBILANTLY, BY WILHELM WARSHAUER, SUB-INSPECTOR OF POLICE IN BERLIN, AND WIFE MINNA, BORN BROCKMANN.
Of course they both congratulated their good old Anna very heartily on the birth of the little great-niece in Berlin--indeed Rose, jumping up from the table, had surprised her mother by giving her old nurse a hug. "I'm so glad, dear Anna! How happy they seem to be!"
But when Anna had returned to her kitchen the two ladies had gone on silently and rather sadly with their breakfasts and their papers; and after she had finished, Mrs. Otway, with a heavy heart, had walked across the hall, to her pretty kitchen, to tell Anna the great and tragic news.
The kitchen of the Trellis House was oddly situated just opposite Mrs. Otway's sitting-room and at right angles to the dining-room. Thus the two long Geor