This trick of cheering was an importation among our party. Lambert van Mounen had brought it from England. As they always gave it in English, it was considered quite an exploit and, when circumstances permitted, always enthusiastically performed, to the sore dismay of their quiet-loving countrymen.
Therefore, their arrival at Amsterdam created a great sensation, especially among the small boys on the wharf.
The Y was crossed. They were on the Broek canal.
Lambert's home was reached first.
"Good-bye, boys!" he cried as he left them. "We've had the greatest frolic ever known in Holland."
"So we have. Good-bye, Van Mounen!" answered the boys.
Peter hailed him. "I say, Van Mounen, the classes begin tomorrow!"
"I know it. Our holiday is over. Good-bye, again."