Jo of the Chalet School

By Elinor M. Brent-Dyer

The Chalet university now boasts over 30 scholars. the fall time period sees adventures of every kind - a flood that threatens the college and the dramatic rescue of an undesirable St Bernard dog. ultimately Joey, Robin and Madge spend a pleasant Christmas at Innsbruck.

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Are there any apples left, Joey? Pop them in in addition! I’m convinced Frau Pfeifen can use them, and they’ll simply rot if they’re left the following. Hurry, youngsters! ’ They moved quickly. One often did whilst leave out Bettany spoke in that tone. Joey dropped the apples in beside the rolls and butter the Robin used to be conscientiously tucking into the large basket Madge had mentioned to her, after which scurried alongside to the large kitchen with a trayful of china. She dumped it down prior to Marie, who used to be busily washing up the few crocks she and Eigen had used, after which sped again to the Speisesaal to fold up and placed away the blue-and-white checked tablecloth, and aid the Robin to push the chairs into their locations. Eigen got here in whereas they have been busy, and thoroughly raked out the remnants of fireplace left within the immense porcelain range. Like lots of the homes alongside the Tiern See, the Chalet was once construct of wooden, so the precaution used to be an important one. simply as he accomplished, Madge referred to as them to prepare for his or her stroll and the fast railway trip, and observed to their wrapping-up herself. ‘Ouf! i think like an Esquimau! ’ proclaimed Joey as her sister flung a scarf over her shoulder and tied the crossed ends at the back of because the peasants did. ‘I say, Madge, needs to I put on this factor? ’ ‘Of direction! those that wake up pneumonia scares needs to count on to be good wrapped! ’ laughed omit Bettany. ‘There! Get your gloves on, and you’re prepared. -Robin, come right here, and allow me tie you up. I’m no longer operating any hazards with both of you! ’ ‘Are you going to have one? ’ demanded Joey as she watched her sister fasten one other scarf round the Robin. ‘Certainly i'm. It’s freezing tough outdoor, and now we have a protracted stroll. It’s mayn’t glance appealing, however it makes sense! There you're, Robin! Run downstairs now, you , and I’ll are available a couple of minutes. ’ They clattered off, and ten mins later pass over Bettany was once locking the door, whereas Marie and Eigen have been already trudging forward, every one wearing of the hampers, whereas a way smaller one remained for Joey. ‘At final! ’ exclaimed that younger woman as her sister dropped the keys into her pocket. ‘Now we’re rather off. Oh, Madge, won’t or not it's jolly to work out the department stores all adorned for Christmas? We’ve acquired approximately all our offers to get, you recognize. Won’t it's enjoyable? ’ ‘Splendid,’ spoke back Madge. ‘But you don’t are looking to dwell within the city continually, do you, Joey? ’ ‘Oh no! i admire the Tiern See and the mountains. yet it’s jolly to have a transformation! ’ ‘What do you think that, Robin? ’ The Robin lifted a rosy face to the fragile one bent right down to hers. ‘It might be zolly! ’ she stated emphatically. Madge laughed. ‘So ti will! I count on we will have a perfect Christmas. ’ ‘Will the Christ baby placed bonbons in our footwear? ’ requested the Robin eagerly. ‘Yes, if He thinks you've been sturdy. ’ ‘And then there’ll be the Christmas-tree,’ extra Joey. ‘Frieda says they’re going to have an additional great on ‘cos have been going to be there. Her brother’s coming too, from Bonn. ’ ‘We shall visit the church,’ the Robin chimed in, ‘and see the Manger and the little Lord Jesus and His mom. ’ ‘There’s tobogganing too, and skating,’ went on Joey, waving gaily to the hostess of the Gasthaus at Seespitz, which they have been passing.

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