â€˜It must be fairly beastly to be a bird in a cage,â€™ said Cyril. â€˜Come on!â€™
â€˜No, no, Iâ€™m sure the otherâ€™s manners,â€™ said Anthea. But Robert, who was excited by the music, and the flaring torches, and the applause and the opportunity, spoke up before the others could stop him.
â€˜How shocking!â€™ said the lady; â€˜you must be VERY much behind the times in your country! Why, the children are more than half of the people; itâ€™s not much to have one room where they can have a good time and not hurt themselves.â€™