“Foolish boy!” scolded his elder sister, a Clever maid. “Will you weep at the heart-beat of every big thing in the world? Save tears for big things that chase you.”
Jack wailed more loudly.
“The beat is music,” laughed his younger sister, a Lively maid. “Take my hand and dance to it.”
Jack sobbed on. Who knows how long he might have howled … had not a fearsome Hound appeared, guardian of the bridge.