Where has Audrey been?, you have been asking. I had not written because I had not wanted to worry her many friends and well wishers, until the danger was past. Audrey, one dark night, rowed the skiff to the mainland, where she commandeered a three masted sloop. The crew was in the tavern. She took an axe she found on board and chopped the mooring lines. She and Rex were found several days later adrift on the high seas by a Coast Guard cutter. Audrey has not wanted to talk about it. When her distraught mother upbraided her, all Audrey would say is, "You are not the boss of me!"