Little Daylight 281
could. She said she knew it well enough, adding with a smile—
" It's there you're going, is it?"
" Yes, if it's not far off."
"It's not more than three miles. But mind what you are about, you know."
" Why do you say that?"
" If you're after any mischief, she'll make you repent it."
" The best thing that could happen under the circumstances," remarked the prince.
"What do you mean by that?" asked the cook.
" Why, it stands to reason," answered the prince, "that if you wish to do anything wrong, the best thing for you is to be made to repent of it."
"I see," said the cook. "Well, I think you may venture. She's a good old soul."
"Which way does it lie from here?" asked the prince.
She gave him full instructions; and he left her with many thanks.