"Come inside", she said warmly as she opened the door "Myname is Susan," she added as she rushed inside.
"Mummy" she yelled, "there's two girls outside and there're all wet."
Daisy and Gracie didn't acceptethe child's invitation to go inside but stood politely on the verandah, letting the water trickle to the hems of their dresses then onto thetimbered verandah.
Little Susan's mother came to the door and asked them, "Are you the runaways from the settlement ?"
"Yes" , they replied shyly."Where's the other one?" She asked.
"She's outside near the big tree , on the other side of the fence," Gracie informed her .
"Go and tell her tocome inside and dry herself while i make something to eat," the woman said.
When she show their reluctance,she smiled and sai, "It's alright you won'tbe reported" So Gracie dashed out in the rain to bring Molly inside the warm kitchen
The woman, whose name was Mrs Flanagan had received a phonecall from Superintendent Neal on tuesday afternoon asking her to watch out for three absconders and to report to him if she saw them. Mrs Flanagan