"Oh, if you please, Mr. Police," said Meg, in a plaintive voice, "I want to get these two little children over to the other side, and I don't know how to do it, except if you would please hold baby while I take Robbie across."
The policeman looked down from his great height, without bending his stiff neck, upon the childish creature who spoke to him, and Meg's spirit sank with the fear of being ordered back again. But he picked up Robin under his arm, and bidding her keep close beside him, he threaded his way through the throng of carriages. This was the last danger; and now with restored gaiety Meg traveled on with her two children.
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