She herself explained, for that matter, with the loveliest, eagerest simplicity. --With yourself, my child? --Andwith others. They came ambling and stumbling, tumbling and capering, kilting their gowns for leap frog, holding one another back, shaken with deep false laughter, smacking one another behind and laughing at their rude malice, calling to one another by familiar nicknames, protesting with sudden dignity at some rough usage, whispering two and two behind their hands. She seemed like one whom magic had changed into the likeness of a strange and beautiful seabird.