Debby wants some one to help round, and I've come to try for a week."
You'll be petted to pieces, Debby says, because you are the only girl in the family."
Debby says he is a real kind man, and always bring heaps of nice things when he comes."
The sound died away, and the girls were about to continue their confidences when old Debby appeared, looking rather cross and sleepy after her nap.
"Little girls shouldn't ask questions, but do as they are bid," was all Debby would answer.
Don't never let me catch you coming into my kitchen that way again, or I'll shut you up in the big b'iler," growled Debby, who thought it her duty to snub children on all occasions.
One afternoon, when she had gone out to tea, and old Debby, the maid, was asleep in her room, we sat on the door-step, feeling homesick, and ready for any thing to amuse us.
There 's a fire in the kitchen, Debby always leaves the kettle on, and we can use her saucepan, and I know where the sugar is, and we 'll have a grand time.' "In we went, and fell to work very quietly.
"The sun began to get low, we were afraid Debby would come down, and still those dreadful plums would n't look like sauce.
Just as I began to pour, Debby suddenly called from the top of the stairs, 'Children, what under the sun are you doing?' "It startled us both.
"Down rushed Debby to find me dancing about the kitchen with a great bump on my forehead, a big spoon in my hand, and a pair of bright purple feet.
"Debby was very good to me, for she never stopped to scold, but laid me down on the old sofa, and bound up my poor little feet with oil and cotton wool.