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kerchief, she thrust it down into the deepest corner of her closet. Sebastian had hidden it under the coverlet; he had been in the dining-room at the same time with Tinette when she was called, and he had heard Heidi's cry of distress. Then he had followed Tinette, and when she came out of Heidi's room with an armful of bread, and the hat on top of it all, he had snatched the hat, exclaiming: —
" I will take care of that! "
So in great delight he had rescued it for Heidi, and that was what he meant at table by his gestures of consolation.