Dorothy wanted to stay and play with the young chickens for awhile, but uncle henry and aunt em had not seen the palace grounds and gardens yet and were eager to get better acquainted with the marvelous and delightful land in which they were to live. Thus i discovered what appeared to be a narrow shaft, its floor not too far.
Ackroyd, it was-pulled him away from me.
Characters like that never think it possible for someone else to outthink. She was still at the age when honour, bravery and loyalty outweigh result.