Miss Dimple and Horace exchanged glances, for they had an important secret between them. It was some time before Dotty could come out of dreamland, and understand what Katie said. Dotty was really sorry to leave aunt Maria's pleasant house, and the charming novelties of Out West. This speech pleased Katinka so much that she patted the letter O's on each side of her head with great satisfaction, and was very sorry she had not made some chocolate cakes for Dotty to eat in the cars. Uncle Henry did not like to part with his bright little niece. She had been so docile and affectionate during her visit, that he began to think her very lovely, and to wonder he had ever supposed she had a wayward temper.