THE SNOW-QUEEN 101
And Kay and Gerda told her all.
' Dear, dear!' said the robber-girl, shook both their hands, and promised that if she came to their town she would come and see them. Then she rode on.
But Gerda and Kay went home hand in hand. There they found the grandmother and everything just as it had been, but when they wrent through the doorwray they found they were grown-up.
There were the roses on the leads; it was summer, warm, glorious summer.