Jim and Susy, pushing in: "We can't sleep, mother. May we have a pillow fight to keep us amused till we're drowsy?"
Mrs. Fountain, desolately: "Yes, go and have your pillow fight. It doesn't matter now. We're sending the presents all back, anyway." She begins frantically wrapping some of the things up.
Susy: "Oh, father, are you sending them back?"
Jim: "She's just making believe. Isn't she, father?"
Fountain: "Well, I'm not so sure of that. If she doesn't do it, I will."
Mrs. Fountain, desisting: "Will you go right back to bed?"
Jim and Susy: "Yes, we will."
Mrs. Fountain: "And to sleep, instantly?"
Jim and Susy, in succession: "We won't keep awake a minute longer."
Mrs. Fountain: "Very well, then, we'll see. Now be off with you." As they put their heads together and go out laughing: "And remember, if you come here another single time, back go every one of the presents."
Fountain: "As soon as ever Santa Claus can find a moment for it."
Jim, derisively: "Oh, yes, Santa Claus!"
Susy: "I guess if you wait for Santa Claus to take them back!"