THE TALE OF THE LOST LAND
CHAPTER 42: WAR!
I signed it "The Boss," and dated it from Merlin's Cave.
"Why, that tells where we are, and invites them to call right away."
"That is the idea. We strike--by the Proclamation--then it's
their innings. Now have the thing set up and printed and posted,
right off; that is, give the order; then, if you've got a couple
of bicycles handy at the foot of the hill, ho for Merlin's Cave!"
"I shall be ready in ten minutes. What a cyclone there is going
to be to-morrow when this piece of paper gets to work!... It's a
pleasant old palace, this is; I wonder if we shall ever again--
but never mind about that."