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"He is weeping for a red rose," said the Nightingale.
"For a red rose?" they cried; "how very ridiculous!" and the little Lizard, who was something of a cynic, laughed outright.
"Give me a red rose," she cried, "and I will sing you my sweetest song."
Through the open door he observed that Rose was sweeping.
"This is 'The Song of Songs," he smiled, "and there is my Rose of Sharon.
When he went in for supper, Rose was just beginning to prepare it.
All of a sudden Rose's face brightened, and, softly opening the slide, she peered into the kitchen.
I'll come in." And Rose crept through the slide to the wide shelf on the other side, being too hurried and puzzled to go round by the door.
Rose was so astonished that she nearly fell off her perch, and when the little concert was over clapped her hands delightedly.
"I say, why are you so late?" said Rose. "I thought you were never coming."
He did not want Rose to know that he had been such a fool as to wait for him.
He was making up his mind to have it out with Rose when they were alone.
'I did not mean that,' said Rose, weeping; 'I only wish you had left here, that you might have turned to high and noble pursuits again; to pursuits well worthy of you.'
'Your behaviour has ever been kind and noble.' said Rose, mastering the emotions by which she was agitated.
'It is, that I may endeavour to deserve you; it is, dear Rose?'