"I'm almost certain, Dolly, that she's to sleep in a room by herself, for I saw the Blue Room being got ready. I peeped in as we were going down to dinner, and I noticed such jolly new furniture—pale blue, and all to match. Oh, what is it, Olive? Now you've pinched my arm."
When Mrs. Freeman told Bridget to go away and leave her, the Irish girl stopped playing with the tendrils of hair on Evelyn's forehead, and looked at her governess with a blank expression stealing over her face."Oh, papa'll pay that! Don't you fret about that, Mrs. Freeman; the dear old dad will settle it. He quite loves writing checks!"
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She looked at her friend with a cool, critical eye."We won't discuss the whys nor the wherefores; the fact remains that I do dislike her."
[Pg 9]She had to own to herself that Bridget had proved a very irritating companion. She would take her part, of course; but she felt quite certain at the same time that she was going to be a trial to her. As she stood by her window now, however, a little picture of the scene which the Irish girl had described so vividly presented itself with great distinctness before Dorothy's eyes.
Dorothy detached herself from Bridget's clinging arm, and ran quickly up the sloping lawn.
"Oh, lor, miss, you're too good, but there's that bell again; I must run this minute."
As she was approaching the house she was met by Miss Delicia, who stopped to speak kindly to her.