Thereupon her brother groaned more loudly until Janet stopped him by dropping two or three chocolate pills into his opened mouth. "Oh! Gurr-r-r-r! Ugh! Say, you 'most choked me!" spluttered Ted, as he sat up and chewed the chocolate. "Oh, I didn't mean to," said Janet as she ate a pill or two herself. "Now you lie down and go to sleep, 'cause I've got a lot more sick soldiers to go to see."
"Wow!" cried Ski, leaping back when he saw the Plush Bear beginning to move. "Wow!" cried Ski's father, mother and sisters and brothers, and they, too, leaped back. "Gurr-r-r-r! Gurr-r-r-r!" growled the Plush Bear, and he moved his paws and head faster than ever. He was not doing this himself, you understand. He was not making believe come to life.
Gurr-r-r-r!" and the tree barked and roared so like a lion that the foxes were frightened and were glad enough to run away, taking their tails with them. Then Jackie and Peetie came safely out, and thanked the tree for taking care of them. "Oh, you are welcome," said the tree.