"Never mind, it is the correct thing to do. In a matter of this kind we are nothing if we are not businesslike. Now, who is coming to interrupt us?"
It would have been impossible for a much colder heart than Dorothy Collingwood's to resist her.
"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!""There, thank Heaven, I haven't killed her!" exclaimed Bridget.
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"Good gracious me!" exclaimed Bridget O'Hara, "am I to be dumb during breakfast, dinner, and tea? I don't know a word of German. Why, I'll die if I can't chatter. It's a way we have in Ireland. We must talk."
The carriage lay smashed a couple of hundred yards from the gates of the avenue."Oh, if you take it up in that way," said Olive; but her words had a faint sound about them—she was a girl who was easily impressed either for good or evil."I don't agree with you," answered Olive. "Strength shows itself in many forms. Miss O'Hara is pretty.""Now, Marshall, what is it? How fussy and important you look!"
"Yes, Marshall," said Dorothy; she stopped. Janet stopped also, and gave Marshall a freezing glance.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.
"You can please yourself about that," said Miss Patience, in her calmest voice. She left the room, closing the door behind her.
"Oh, she's telling a story," whispered Olive under her breath. She settled herself contentedly to listen.
She gave Bridget a great deal of sympathy, adjured her to eat, shook her head over her, and having gained a promise that a pair of long suède gloves should be added to the ribbons and Venetian beads, went away,[Pg 69] having quite made up her mind to take Bridget's part through thick and thin.
Her first impulse was to open the door of her prison and go boldly out.