'He's not up yet,'said she, 'I fear he did not sleep well.
'Now Mis Fuller,'said Uncle Eb, as we sat waiting, 'if there s anything I can do t'help jes'le'me know what 'tis.
She said there was nothing. Presently Uncle Eb sneezed so powerfully that it rattled the crystals on the chandelier and rang in the brass medallions.
The first and second butlers came running in with a frightened look. There was also a startled movement from somebody above stairs.
'I do sneeze powerful, sometimes,'said Uncle Eb from under his red bandanna.''S enough if scare anybody.
They brought in our breakfast then - a great array of tempting dishes. 'Jest hey four pancakes 'n a biled egg,'said Uncle Eb as he sipped his tea. 'Grand tea!'he added, 'strong enough if float a silver dollar too.
'Mrs Fuller,'I said rising, when we had finished, 'I thank you for your hospitality, but as I shall have to work nights, probably, I must find lodgings near the office.
'You must come and see us again,'she answered cordially. 'On Saturday I shall take Hope away for a bit of rest to Saratoga probably - and from there I shall take her to Hillsborough myself for a day or two.