If only the burglar had not been a member of the Gray family! Then Tom Gray himself spoke. "I must say this is a nice 'ospitable way to treat a guest and a relation. 'Ere I am taken by a lot of silly children for a burglar. I, your own nephew, awnt, who 'ad come down stairs on the h'innocent h'errand of finding some h'ice water." Mrs. Gray looked from one to another of the silent group.
Not a sign of the two men was to be seen, either on the submarine, in the water or on the solid shore-ice, a few rods away. "What d' y' think of that?" asked Jarvis, mopping his brow. "They're gone!" "Perhaps they drowned." "Mebbe drowned mebby they're 'id h'in th' h'ice." "Well, anyway, we're rid of them," said Dave.