of it ! " and he did not at all dislike to see Fraulein Rottenmeier a little distressed.
Some time after, when it was almost time to go to bed, Fraulein Rottenmeier opened the door a very little way and called through the crack : —
" Have the horrible creatures been taken away ? "
"Yes, indeed! Yes, indeed!" answered Sebastian, who had kept busy in the room, expecting this question. Quickly and quietly he took the two kittens out of Klara's lap and disappeared with them.
Fraulein Rottenmeier deferred until the following day the especial scolding which she had intended to give Heidi; for she felt too exhausted that night, after all the preceding emotions of vexation, anger, and fright, which in turn Heidi had unconsciously provoked in her. She drew back in silence, and Klara and Heidi followed quite content, for they knew their kittens were in a good bed.