By Gertrude Chandler Warner
The spooky previous residence on shock Island intrigues Benny.
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We’ve come to take you domestic. ” “Home? ” stated invoice. He lifted his head and checked out Benny. “I can by no means cross domestic, little boy. ” He checked out the others as they waited at the direction. “Oh, sure, you could, Bill,” cried Benny. “Grandfather wishes you to come back domestic, and so does Mrs. McGregor. ” “Mrs. McGregor! ” acknowledged invoice in a whisper. Then not anyone might think what occurred subsequent. Violet went fast over to the stairs and took the previous man’s hand. “He potential Margaret,” she acknowledged. He seemed down on the beautiful little lady. “Margaret is dead,” acknowledged invoice. “No, Margaret is alive,” stated Violet. “They advised me she was once dead,” acknowledged invoice. “They stated there has been a hearth, and the barn burned and Margaret died attempting to keep the horses. ” “Oh, that isn’t precise in any respect, Bill,” cried Benny. “We lived in that barn all final summer season, and Mrs. McGregor is the housekeeper at my grandfather’s apartment. ” “I can’t move home,” stated invoice quietly. “I can’t locate the money. I took Mr. Alden’s cash. ” “We chanced on the money,” stated Violet lightly. “Where? ” requested the outdated guy. “In a tin field less than the stairs of the house,” spoke back Violet. “In a tin box—that’s right,” invoice acknowledged. “Oh expensive, oh pricey! ” Then Joe got here as much as the stairs. He acknowledged, “Mr. McGregor, every thing should be very well back, think me. Your spouse is alive and desires to work out you. We simply chanced on the money this day. ” Then he became to the youngsters. “I’m afraid invoice is getting very tired,” he acknowledged to them. “He is having an excessive amount of pleasure after 40 years. Do you're thinking that you could stroll to outdated Village, Mr. McGregor? ” The previous guy checked out Joe’s variety face. “Yes, i will, if all this tale is right. ” “I promise you it is,” stated Joe. Then he stated to the youngsters, “Don’t ask him something extra till we get him domestic. yet he's invoice o.k.. ” Benny wouldn't permit move of Bill’s hand. He led him conscientiously alongside the trail, preventing to teach him each stone. “I’ve obvious each stone in this direction for a few years, little boy,” stated invoice. yet all of them knew that he beloved to have Benny support him. They took him to the little condominium that he had outfitted himself. Alice made him lie down on one of many cots, and Jessie positioned anything tender lower than his head. Joe rushed over to Jim’s position and shortly got here again with a cup of sizzling tea. “Drink this,” he acknowledged. “It will make you're feeling higher. ” invoice drank the tea, and earlier than a person knew it, he had fallen asleep. “He is drained out,” stated Violet in a whisper. “And so skinny. He seems like he didn’t have adequate to devour. virtually ravenous. ” “We’ll quickly repair that,” whispered Jessie with a grin. “He’ll have sufficient to consume if he lives with us. ” The family members went into the kitchen. They close the door softly. “Won’t Grandfather be surprised,” stated Henry. “And Mrs. McGregor,” stated Violet. “I’m stunned myself,” acknowledged Joe. “I inspiration invoice used to be lifeless, evidently. ” Jessie acknowledged, “Wasn’t it queer how Benny obtained him to speak out of the blue? simply because he known as him invoice. ” “Bill should have felt humorous to be speaking after 40 years,” stated Benny. “I couldn’t cease speaking for 40 years. ” “I desire you won’t, Benny,” laughed Alice. “We like to listen you speak.