Lucy stopped the car when she reached an enchanted house in a little
clearing near the woods.
She told the girls to be on their BEST behavior. She brought
them into the house and helped them with their luggage. Then she told the
girls to wait until she got back with Annie.
"Who is Annie?" asked Molly Malone.
"I guess she is the Head Beagle," replied Cricket.
"I have never met a Beagle before, does my hair look ok?" asked Molly
"Pawfect my dear," answered Cricket..
"Do you think they will know we are together?" worried Molly.
"I don't know how they will know," said Cricket thoughtfully.
"Everyone around here seems dressed in gray and white."
"All dogs must dress like this in Massachusetts," said Molly.
"Thank heavens we are in style!"
Even though the twins were excited to be on an adventure, they both
kept looking for their old family to come. They partly understood
they were being given up for adoption. Still, they didn't really
understand what that meant.
"Do you hear the Beagle coming yet?" Molly asked nervously.
"No," said Cricket flatly. "But Lucy and Gwennie said she decides
When Lucy and Gwennie returned they introduced the twins to Grannie
Annie. The twins gasped in unison. (In fact, they did EVERYTHING
"That is not a beagle!" They both blurted. "That is a little
A mix of fear and amusement shot through them as they sized up this
"How will SHE be able to help us?" they thought, giving each other
a look of puzzlement.
They had been hoping for a REAL beagle because, by the age of one
years old, they had already learned you can't trust every Upright.