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MISS AVENAL

I tried to speak to her about it. `You shall stay here with me and I will nurse you. I will be with you all day long. How can I leave you when you have given me so much?'
I was too weak to resist. Indeed, had I not then known that resistance was hopeless, I must have realized it ten days after. It was afternoon, and Miss Avenal had left me alone in the meadow by the mill, when I saw two children, a boy and a girl, coming down the stream. They walked barefoot hand in hand, their boots slung across their shoulders. They laughed as they came towards me, clambering over the slippery stones, as they crossed and recrossed the stream.
`Hallo!' said the boy. `There's the lady of the mill. Let's ask her the way to the cave.'
`Please, Mrs. Miller,' said the little girl, coming up to me without a trace of shyness, `will you show us the cave where they found the elephants' tusks?'
`And the hyena's skull,' said the boy.
`And the wolves' teeth,' said the girl. `It was when the plain was a lake and they crept into the cave to die. Mother has been telling us a11 about it.'
They brought with them all the hope of laughter and sunlight. I said I would go with them to the Kildale Cave, and I told myself that I would escape from the valley with the children. For half a mile I went with them hand in hand through the meadows; then the girl stopped.
`There's auntie calling us, Roger,' she said. `I wonder if we ought to go back.'
`I don't hear her,' the boy answered. `Let's go on to the cave now that we've got as far as this. It may be wet tomorrow, and the holidays will be over in a week.'
'It's going to rain now,' said the girl. ` I felt a drop on my hand. And look at the big cloud that 's come from nowhere. I really think, Mrs. Miller, that we ought to be going, and there 's auntie calling again.'
A voice came from high up in the valley woods. `Come back, children; come back, come back!'
`I don't believe it is auntie,' Roger said gruffly, `but it's

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