Finally our new school house is finished!
"Hello Mrs. Lunden. My Mother told us to bring along this picnic lunch.
Are we all having a picnic today?"
"Yes girls, we are, but it is more than that. Since you two girls have been so helpful in setting our new school in order Mr. Lunden and I thought you deserved to come along with us today to select books for our school. We will leave momentarily for the train-station."
"Yes we already spoke to your parents. They were happy to let you come along with us."
"Oh, Josefina, I can't believe we are riding a trian today!"
"Me either. I wonder where we are going?"
"Don't let your doll out of the window! I almost lost Else that way."
"NEXT STOP, SANTA BARBARA!"
"Look at the beautiful scenery girls!"
"Mrs. Lunden, how do we get to the shop from the train?"
"We have arranged the use of a wagon dear."
"Are these all the school books you have?"
"Come girls. let's take a look together. I will select the text books,
you will please select books for reading."
"Ooo, look Mr. Lunden an Alphabet book with pictures!"
"Yes, that will be useful for small children."
"This looks interesting, I wonder what it's about?"
"My Papa read it, I think it is an adventure about shipwreck!"
"I love my Fairy Tale book, let's choose this one."
"Here girls, this one is quite new, but I think you would enjoy it.
I believe we have selected enough books for today.
You girls go outside and wait in the wagon while we make our purchase."
" I wonder where we will have our picnic?"
"Here is our picnic spot."
"The Santa Barbara Mission?"
"Yes Josefina, your uncle has asked us to deliver a note to the Padre here.
He suggested we might make it our stop for luncheon."
"This is a wonderful place for a picnic."
"It's so beautiful here."
"Yes, it is."
"Time to go girls! Or we'll miss the train."
"It was nice of Mrs. Lunden to bring us a blanket for the ride home."
"I think we have the nicest teachers anywhere."