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The Story Of A Young Orphan In Switzerland

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HEIDI
jump about! See ! Look, Heidi, here, there ! Look at that one ! "
Heidi with delight ran after them into every corner. The Herr Kandidat, hindered from going on with his teaching, stood by the table, lifting first one foot and then the other to avoid the annoyance. Fraulein Rot-tenmeier at first sat speechless with horror; then she began to scream at the top of her voice: —
" Tinette ! Tinette ! Sebastian! Sebastian!" She did not even dare to rise from her chair, lest all the dreadful little creatures might jump at her at once.
Finally Sebastian and Tinette answered her repeated calls for help and put the kittens, one after another, back into the basket and carried them to the bed made for the two kittens that had arrived the night before.
This day again there had been no opportunity for yawning during the study hours. Late in the evening, when Fraulein Rottenmeier had recovered sufficiently from the excitement of the morning, she called Sebas­tian and Tinette up into the library to make a thorough investigation of the disgraceful proceedings. Then it came out that Heidi, in her expedition of the previous day, had been the cause of all that had happened. Fraulein Rottenmeier sat there pale with anger, and at first could find no words to express her feelings. She madv" a sign for Sebastian and Tinette to leave the room. She then turned to Heidi, who was standing by Klara's chair and had no idea what wrong she had done.
"Adelheid," she began in a severe voice, "I know
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