ADVENTURES IN WIZARD-LAND
possession of her own five senses. Peeping from behind a tree, she saw Molly and the Hedgehog walking off together, leaving the Porcupine disconsolate. And then she beheld a young girl with short red hair dismount from her horse, walk back rapidly towards some glittering object, and pick it up.
Dulcie recognised at once the curious colouring of a catseye. She glanced at the bracelet on her wrist; all was in order there. Could it possibly belong to Cyril ? The thought became a certainty. " Stop ! " she called out loudly.
Too late—horse and rider were off.
" Stop ! Stop thief! " shouted Dulcie as she ran after them as fast as she could.
Now Cyril, who was not the soul of patience at any time, had come to the conclusion that it was of no use waiting any longer, and that it would be better to be up and doing. So he got up and pondered again and again what to do.
" Any way I'd better risk it and become a cat," he decided, " for like that I've more chance of finding Dulcie, and of finding my catseye. It would be useful to be able to see in dark corners. But I'll search about as I am first."
He spent some time peering and searching in the Wood. But without success. Neither Dulcie nor the catseye was to be found.