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Most of them were women with market baskets on their arms. They went to the different stalls to see what they would buy for dinner. A large woman with a big basket on her arm came along to the stall where Kit and Kat were sitting. " she said. " "Yes, Ma'am," said Kit and Kat. " said the large woman. "So you are! " It was Kat who said this. " said the large woman. "So you are! Now my name is Vrouw Van der Kloot. " "Yes," said the Twins. " "Then you may sell me a cabbage and ten onions," said Vrouw Van der Kloot.

Then Grandfather caught Kit and lifted him up high, and Grandmother did the same with Kat. It was fine to be up so high. Kit and Kat could see everything better than anyone else there. And when the carriage came by, the queen saw Kit and Kat! She smiled at them, and the nurse held the little Princess up high for them to see! Kit and Kat threw kisses to the little Princess; and the Princess waved her baby hand to Kit and Kat; and then they were all gone—like a bright dream. But the soldiers were better to see even than queens, Kit thought.

As he came along the road, all the people bowed respectfully; the little boys took off their caps, and the little girls bobbed a courtesy. Kit and Kat bobbed and courtesied too, and the Dominie smiled at them and laid his hand on Kit's head. "I wish he'd come to see us again," said Kit, after the Dominie had passed by. Father Vedder was pleased. "I am glad to see that you love your pastor, my son," he said. "Well," said Kit, "I don't really like him so very much, because we have to be washed, and recite the catechism, and mind all our manners when he comes.

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