I rung my bell, and desired Mr. Bracken might be sent to me.
I wiped it with a tuft of bracken, and I laughed with something of a bitterness.
I put her on the shelf in Mrs. Bracken's kitchen and she—she disappeared!
I thought I'd have to wait until Mrs. Bracken came home to let me out.
Mr. Bracken did not take his hat and mutter that he would be back for dinner.
Mrs. Bracken slipped across the room and put her hand on his arm.
Oh, Mrs. Bracken, how could any man with a heart steal a child's pet bird!
"In the grasses and the bracken," said Gilian, singing it to himself as if it were a coronach.
When I've heat enough for ol' Mrs. Johnson it's too hot for Mrs. Bracken.
And off I went among the bracken, thanking God for this peril escaped.