Pearl, as the oldest, was treated with the most respect. Pimpernel had set herself to be the helpful one, and all were glad to see her coming. Pervinca had been the coddled baby for quite some time, until at last he was born, that much-desired son and heir!
After being the center of attention for so long, Pervinca wasn’t allowing her place to be stolen completely by a mere lad!
“Mummy—the faunt has taken my ribbons! And he’s broken my dolly!”
Bilbo shook his head. “That lass needs a good spanking, followed by a thorough cuddling,” he advised.