After luncheon Perrine gave the order to Bastien for the phaeton with old Coco to be at the door.
Perrine went inside the caravan and told her mother what the little clown had said.
When they had left the village behind William, slacking the horse's speed, turned round to Perrine.
"There, there; I'll make you some dinner," said Perrine cheerfully.
Without announcing her, William had pushed Perrine inside the room and closed the door after her.
Keeping back her tears, Perrine made an effort to eat her dinner.
They climbed up the stairs and Perrine opened a door and gently drew M. Vulfran inside a room and closed the door again.
"You see we have more than what is needed for a doctor," insisted Perrine.
"The forty centime one will do, thank you," said little Perrine.
Simultaneously, little Perrine and her mother uttered a cry.