It was upon the platform of the
piazza, near those belonging to Forester and Marco.
The girl showed
Marco her name, which was Mary Williams, written on a card upon the
end of it.
"I'll watch your trunk," said Marco, "and you can go in and sit down
until the stage comes."
Mary thanked him and went in. She was not, however, quite sure that
her baggage was safe, intrusted thus to the charge of a strange boy,
and so she took a seat near the window, where she could keep an eye
upon it. There was a blue chest near these trunks, which looked like a
sailor's chest, and Marco, being tired of standing, sat down upon this
chest. He had, however, scarcely taken his seat, when he saw a coach
with four horses, coming round a corner. It was driven by a small boy
not larger than Marco. It wheeled up toward the door, and came to a
stand. Some men then put on the sailor's chest and the trunks. Mary
Williams came out and got into the coach. She sat on the back seat.
Forester and Marco got in, and took their places on the middle seat. A
young man, dressed like a sailor, took the front seat, at one corner
of the coach. These were all the passengers that were to get in here.
When every thing was ready, they drove away.
The stage stopped, however, in a few minutes at the door of a handsome
house in the town, and took a gentleman and lady in.
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