Marshall departed, and Bridget lifted the cover from her plate and looked at the nice hot lamb and green peas.Marshall had to be comforted with this rather dubious speech, and Dorothy ran on to join Janet."Janet, I wish you would not speak in that bitter way."
"You can please yourself about that," said Miss Patience, in her calmest voice. She left the room, closing the door behind her.
"If she had any strength, she'd be ashamed of her ignorance," retorted Janet.
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The next morning, after breakfast, Mrs. Freeman went upstairs to sit with her favorite Evelyn.
The Fair was the great event to which the girls looked forward, and in the first excitement of such an unusual proceeding each of them worked with a will.Miss Percival's accident, and Bridget O'Hara's share in it, were the subjects of conversation not only that night, but the next morning."I do, my love. But your truest happiness is not secured by giving you your own way in everything."
"I can't help it, my dear; I'm honest, whatever I am."
"That I was to take you round and introduce you to a few companions," continued Janet hastily. "Miss Collingwood, Miss O'Hara—Miss Moore, Miss O'Hara—Miss Bury, Miss O'Hara. Now I have done my duty. If you like to see the common room for yourself, you can go straight through this folding door, turn to your left, see a large room directly facing you; go into it, and you will find yourself in the common room. Now, good-night."