James and Robert have gone into the shade of a high wall to play ball.
Mary and Lucy have come up from the pond near by, with brave old Ponto, to see them play.
When they toss the ball up in the air, and try to catch it, Ponto runs to get it in his mouth.
Now the ball is lost. They all look for it under the trees and in the grass; but they can not see it. Where can it be?
See! Ponto has found it. Here he comes with it. He will lay it at little
Lucy’s feet, or put it in her hand.