By Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Aldens start their experience by way of creating a domestic in a boxcar. Their objective is to stick jointly, and within the procedure they discover a grandfather.
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Then you definately needs to stay,” acknowledged Mrs. Moore. “Here comes Mary. ” The prepare dinner placed a desk lower than the bushes, and so they all sat round it and ate a scrumptious dinner. Then Mary went into the home and got here out back with gigantic bowls of cherry dumplings. “I can scent whatever solid! ” cried Benny. “Is it cherries? ” “Yes, my little dear,” stated Mary. “Cherry dumplings. The cherries are cooked within the dumplings. ” Benny ate his cherry dumpling after which went to sleep with the puppy for a pillow. yet Henry and Jessie and Violet started to paintings back. Mrs. Moore seemed out of the window at them. “Just see how these little ones work,” she stated to Dr. Moore. “And they're so well mannered, too. i'm wondering who they're. ” Dr. Moore stated not anything. After awhile he went out to the orchard. “You have labored lengthy enough,” he acknowledged. He gave them 4 money and all of the cherries they can hold. “That is simply too much,” stated Henry. “No,” stated Dr. Moore, “it is simply correct. you spot, you're larger than so much employees, since you are so satisfied. come back. ” “I’ll come each day,” stated Benny. all of them laughed. Dr. Moore observed that the kids didn't all go away the orchard whilst, yet begun down the road by way of . “I want I knew who they are,” he stated to himself. while the cherry pickers acquired again to their little domestic, they regarded every thing over rigorously. yet issues have been simply as that they had left them. The door was once nonetheless closed, and the milk and butter have been within the fridge. the youngsters made a cheerful supper of bread and butter and cherries after which went to mattress within the boxcar. that very same evening Dr. Moore sat interpreting the paper. unexpectedly he observed the be aware misplaced and commenced to learn. “LOST. 4 teenagers, boys and women. someplace round Greenfield or Silver urban. 5 thousand money to somebody who can locate them. James Henry Alden. ” Dr. Moore sat up. “Five thousand cash! ” he stated. “James Henry Alden! Oh, my! Oh, my! ” He sat nonetheless for a very long time, considering and guffawing to himself. “The 4 young ones live in a boxcar, yet I shall now not inform Mr. Alden that they're his grandchildren,” he stated. X—Henry and the Free-for-All JAMES HENRY ALDEN was once a truly wealthy guy. His substantial turbines stood simply among Greenfield and Silver urban. Now J. H. Alden cherished boys. He beloved to work out them operating and leaping and taking part in. So every year, with 3 different wealthy males, he gave a box Day to the city of Silver urban. or even the turbines have been closed on box Day. each year the lads have been in education for the races. and never purely boys, yet males additionally, skinny and fats, and women proficient for box Day. there have been prizes for all types of races—running and swimming and leaping. however the most sensible one used to be a foot race, known as a free-for-all, simply because a person may well run in it. Mr. Alden gave a prize of twenty-five money and a silver cup to the winner of the free-for-all. occasionally a boy received the race, occasionally a woman. as soon as a fats guy had received it. On box Day Henry was once slicing the grass for Dr. Moore. unexpectedly the health practitioner stopped his vehicle on the street and known as to Henry. “Hop in,” he stated. “Today is box Day, and that i wish you to work out the races.