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...looked up interrogatively. "What are your Majesty's orders?"
"Walk around. Slide down the hill."
The girl smothered a laugh and waved him away. She looked on while he set off with more or less caution. When he managed to maintain an upright position despite the antics of his skees her face expressed genuine disappointment.
"It's not so hard as I thought it would be," he soon announced, triumphantly. "A little awkward at first, but--" he cast an eye up at the bank. "You never know what you can do until you try."
"You've been skeeing before," she accused him, reproachfully.
"Then you pick it up wonderfully. Try a jump."
Her mocking invitation spurred him to make the effort, so he removed the skees and waded a short distance up the hill. When he had secured his feet in position for a second time he called down:
"I'm going to let go and trust to Providence. Look out."
"The same to you," she cried. "You're wonderful, but--men can do anything, can't they?"
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