he rode on horseback or went for a row on the river, and in the
evening he again worked at his essay, or sat reading or playing
His joy in life was so great that it agitated him, and kept him
awake many a night, especially when it was moonlight, so that
instead of sleeping he wandered about in the garden till dawn,
alone with his dreams and fancies.
And so, peacefully and happily, he lived through the first month
of his stay with his aunts, taking no particular notice of their