After Saba had dropped Iolanthe and her daughter home, she decided to take an afternoon nap, sleeping right through tea time. By the time she got up, most of the family had gathered in the parlor. Egeria had already brought the children home, and Augie was playing with his lead soldiers on the carpet, while Iolana read to Terra from Mrs. McKeeb’s Big Book of Childhood Admonitions. Mrs. Colbshallow and Cissy sat side by side, knitting. Even Yuah was present, slumped in a chair, drinking a tall glass of fortified wine. She looked sallow and drawn.
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