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He awoke in a fright, while the
hamper was being lifted into the
carrier's cart. Then there was a
jolting, and a clattering of horse's
feet; other packages were thrown
in; for miles and milesójoltó
joltójolt! and Timmy Willie
trembled amongst the jumbled
up vegetables.
At last the cart stopped at a
house, where the hamper was
taken out, carried in, and set
down. The cook gave the carrier
sixpence; the back door banged,
and the cart rumbled away. But
there was no quiet; there seemed
to be hundreds of carts passing.
Dogs barked; boys whistled in the street; the cook laughed, the parlour maid ran up and down-stairs; and a canary sang like a steam engine.