Susan gave a little shriek. While certainly enthralled with accounts of the Mad Collector's exploits and eager as she was to be mixed up with any sort of excitement, she hadn't quite bargained for coming to such close quarters with him as this.
"But does that mean, then," said Charlotte slowly, "that Miss Frame is the Mad Collector?"
"That little dainty Dresden shepherdess!" gasped Susan. "Oh, surely not!"
The others began to giggle rather hysterically.
"Well, after all," gasped Midge eventually, "she has a bicycle."
From SUSAN'S HELPING HAND, Chapter 9, Curious Behaviour of an Antique Dealer.