For the weather steadily hardened and sharpened; that night the ice of the lake, glimmering in the moonlight, was like a marble floor, and they had begun to dance and skate on
it before it was dark.
they fit nicely," and, sitting on the new sled, Rose tried a skate on
her little bare foot, while Phebe stood by admiring the pretty tableau.
This brings us to an afternoon when the Gardens were white with snow, and there was ice on the Round Pond, not thick enough to skate on
but at least you could spoil it for to-morrow by flinging stones, and many bright little boys and girls were doing that.