Great Uncle Hoot-Toot
She smiled, however, brightly enough, in reply to his questions. It cheered her to see that he could consider her even thus much.
"Of course I can speak to you, Geoff. Have you anything particular to tell me?"
"Lots of things," said the boy. He drew forward a chair in which to settle himself comfortably beside his mother, darting an indignant glance at his sisters as he did so. "Humbugging me as usual about mamma--anything to keep me away from her," he muttered. But Elsa and Fr