Since Annie had come to Willowbrook, Peter's outlook on life had changed.
I was servin' at Willowbrook all the time that ye was in boardin' school an' college.
The Parlins had been at Willowbrook a week before the Cliffords arrived.
Just about this time a letter came from Willowbrook, saying Mrs. Clifford was quite ill, and asking Mrs. Parlin to go to her.
Mrs. Parlin, away off at Willowbrook, was at that moment bathing Mrs. Clifford's forehead.
As they turned in at the Willowbrook gate Peter strained forward to catch sight of the house.
She had been there only four weeks, but Willowbrook would never again be Willowbrook without her.
It was not the mere joyous effervescence of animal spirits that had been gladdening Willowbrook for the past two weeks.
The Willowbrook contingent sat down and mopped their grimy brows.
Are you glad to come back to Willowbrook, you precious little dear?