WE MOVE TO THE FOREST
As soon as we were up and had breakfasted the next morning, I directed my sons to gather together our whole flock of animals, and to leave the ass and the cow to me, that I might load them with the sacks. I had filled these, putting in them all the things we should stand most in need of for the two or three first daysóworking implements, kitchen utensils, the captain's service of plate, and a small provision of butter. I afterwards added our ham≠mocks, and we were about to start when my wife said: ' We must not leave our fowls behind, for fear that the jackals should eat them. We must find a place for them among the luggage, and also one for little Francis, who cannot walk so far. Then there is my enchanted bag,' she added, smiling, ' which must not be left behind ; for who can tell what may yet pop out of it ?'
I therefore placed the child on the ass's back.