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So Rosemary nearly rubbed her
little nose off against the misty
window panes, gazing out at the
drenched streets, and wondering
if it were possible to bribe the
Until at last she had an idea.
It was such a good idea that she
clapped her hands, and fairly
danced her way to the kitchen
and the idea.
She would watch cookie pre
pare dinner, and learn how to
make all the goody-goodies that
cook mysteriously produced. So
that when she grew . up, and got
married, and had a home of her
very own, she would be able to
make some one very happy.
Now the cook was;not at all the
kind of cook you see in the funny
pictures. But a nice, kind-hearted
cook, who allowed Rosemary to
get in her way just as much as
ever she liked, and told her how
everything was done.
So Rosemary forgot all about
the rain and the misery outside,
and was very happy indeed.
Until suddenly she heard the
very queerest sound coming" from
Rosemary's eyes grew big with
wonder, an dthen she demanded
of cookie who knew everything,
of course whaf the sound was.
Cookie raised her oven-red face
and listened. She thought it was
a queer sound,- too, but she was
very "busy, and the toast was go
to burn in just another minute, so
she just said that perhaps it was a
stray pussy asking for shelter.
Rosemary opened the door and
wonder, and then she demanded
a pussy was in sight, and al
though Rosemary called "Come,
pussy, come!" in her prettiest
way, there came never a sign of
And then Rosemary heard the
funny sound again, and it seemed
to be coming from a little white
bundle that lay out in the driz
Rosemary thought perhaps the
pussy was inside the bundle, and
became perfectly sure it was,
when she saw the bundle move '
just ever so little.
So Rosemary ran out in 'the
rain, and caught the bundle up in
her arms and took it into the
kitchen. She laid it down in front
of the big fire, and opened the silk
And it wasn't a pussy at all!
It was just the cutest, little wrig
gling baby that ever was !
Rosemary gave a cry of de
light. Cookie gasped with sur
prise, and upset the gravy pan in
the fire, making a fine to-do. And
the baby kicked up its little pink
feet and gurgled as it felt the
warmth of the fire.
"Rosemary was so excited, she .
hardly knew what to do. She
danced upstairs, calling at the(
very top of her voice :
"Mamma, mamma, come quick!
Santa's brought me a baby!"
Then there was a fine running
about in the Hollister household.
Papa Hollister, and Mamma Hol
lister, and Sisters Dorothy and
Katherine, and the "butler, and the f
footman, and all the -other ser
vants, came running down to the