"Well, well, young ladies, I certainly am glad to see you again! Indeed I am."
"Ladies, ladies, one and all, I'm very glad to have you call!"
Thus Mr. Lagg made our friends welcome as they entered his "emporium," as the sign over the door had it.
"What will it be to-day?" he went on.
"I've prunes and peaches, pies and pills, To feed you well, and cure your ills."
"Thank you, but we haven't any ills!" cried "Brown... more...