"Don't you hear the clock?" exclaimed Dorothy, unconscious relief coming into her tones.Such as it was, however, supper was a much-prized institution of Mulberry Court; only the fifth-form and sixth-form girls were allowed to partake of it. To sit up to supper, therefore, was a distinction intensely envied by the lower school. The plain fare sounded to them like honey and ambrosia. They were never tired of speculating as to what went on in the dining room on these occasions, and the idea of sitting up to supper was with some of the girls a more stimulating reason for being promoted to the fifth form than any other which could be offered.
Bridget could certainly not return home without money."Oh, never mind about bed—I'm not the least sleepy."
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[Pg 59]There was a plaintive note in the girl's voice, a wistful expression in her eyes, which went straight to Dorothy's kind heart.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."Are you coming, Dorothy?" called Janet May from the end of the passage.
After a little pause, during which neither mistress nor pupil spoke, the pupil raised her head.The common room to which she conducted Miss O'Hara was entirely for the use of the elder girls; the girls of the middle and the lower school had other[Pg 20] rooms to amuse themselves in. But this large, luxuriously furnished apartment was entirely given up to the sixth and fifth-form schoolgirls.
Dorothy could not restrain her laughter.
"Look, dear," said the governess. "What is that distant speck? I am so terribly near-sighted that I cannot make out whether it is a carriage or cart of some sort."
"My conduct? What have I done?"