318 THE GROAC'H OF THE ISLE OF LOK
' Ah ! you are the pretty girl who was to come and save me ! '
' To save you !' repeated Bellah. ' But who are you, my little friend ? '
' I am the husband of the Groac'h of the isle of Lok, and it is owing to her that I am here.'
' But what are you doing in this nest ? '
' I am sitting on six eggs of stone, and I shall not be set free till they are hatched.'
On hearing this Bellah began to laugh.
' Poor little cock ! ' she said,' and how am I to deliver you?'
' By delivering Houarn, who is in the power of the Groac'h.'
' Ah ! tell me how I can manage that, and if I have