"No, miss, that it can't," said Marshall, who felt as she expressed it afterward, "that royled by Miss May's 'aughty ways." "I won't keep Miss Collingwood any time, miss, ef you'll be pleased to walk on.""No, I can't do that; we have to obey rules at school, and one of our strictest rules is that no girl is to leave her own bedroom without special permission."Small girls are easily influenced, and Bridget and her tribe rushed down the avenue, shouting and whooping as they went.
"Well, well," interrupted Janet impatiently, "have your own way, Olive. Make that tiresome, disagreeable girl a female Hercules if you fancy, only cease to talk about her. That is all I have to beg."
"And you also dislike poor Bridget? I can't imagine why you take such strong prejudices."CHAPTER VI. CAPTIVITY.
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"I can't eat, Marshall," she said. "I'm treated shamefully, and the very nicest dinner wouldn't tempt me. You can take it away, for I can't possibly touch a morsel. Oh, dear! oh, dear! how I do wish I were at home again! What a horrid, horrid sort of place school is!"Olive left the room with slow, unwilling footsteps, and Janet bent her head over the copy of Molière she was studying.
Olive looked at her steadily.
She stepped out of the open window, and walked rapidly across the wide gravel sweep.