D had not put the pocketbook down on the bench where the dog so easily
reached it, all this trouble would not have come upon their mother. Mrs.
Brown must have known that Bunny and Sue were thinking this, for she
very kindly said to them: "Now, don't worry, my dears. Perhaps daddy
will find the pocketbook, and the money and ring safely in it. I know
you wanted to play, and that is why you did not go to the store at once.
But never mind. Mother should not have left the ring in the pocketbook.
It is largely mother's own fault. Anyway, daddy will come back with the
ring." But Daddy Brown did not. Bunny and Sue had finished their supper,
Mrs. Brown taking only a cup of tea, when their father came in. It
needed only a look at his face to show that he had found nothing.
"Wasn't it there?" his wife asked, as he sat up to the table, though, to
tell the truth, he did not feel much like eating. He felt bad because
his wife was so unhappy about her lost diamond ring. "Mr. Foswi
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