Ruth clapped her hands.
"I do, my love. But your truest happiness is not secured by giving you your own way in everything."
"Then go and ask, darling. Find Mrs. Freeman, and ask her; it's so easily done."
"Well, my dear, you must play it for me some evening, but we don't allow strumming at the Court."In consequence she was popular, with that mild sort of popularity which is bestowed upon the people who are all patience and have no faculty for inspiring fear.
It would have been impossible for a much colder heart than Dorothy Collingwood's to resist her."I'd punish her very severely," said Miss Patience. "I am sure punishment is what she wants. She ought to be broken in."
It really was too absurd. Janet could not help fidgeting almost audibly.
"Bridget O'Hara!" exclaimed Janet, "that incorrigible, unpleasant girl? Why did you waste your time listening to her?"