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cow dog and catThe boy was not entirely alone, for there was the big black tabby-cat lying upon the floor in the kitchen, and the little yellow dog barking at the wagon as it drove away, and the big brown cow lowing in the pasture down by the brook.  Animals are often very good company, and Bobby did not feel nearly as lonely as he would had there been no living thing at the house.

Besides he had some work to do in the garden, pulling up the weeds that grew thick in the carrot-bed, and when the last faint sounds of the wheels had died away he went into the garden and began his task.


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