Jenny: Apple Cake

The boy had the apple cake in his mouth and could not answer. He swung his legs violently, chewing with each jerk. And the Guttersnipe, who must have missed it, gave her plate a little shove and rose, saying, "I'm finished. The baskets are in the storeroom. Quick, wrap up some of that apple cake," she added. "We can eat it as we work."

She put her arms under the boy's and dragged him off the bench, saying as he protested, "You can manage an empty basket. Stop struggling, little squirrel! Don't forget the cake, Domitia! I'll meet you in the garden!"

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