"Oh, come at once!" said Violet, "there has been an accident, and Evelyn is hurt. Bridget is with her. Come, come at once!"
"She's not so bad at all," began Dorothy.
For some reason her companions, both old and young in the school, had taken upon themselves to cut her.
"You know perfectly well what I mean," she answered; "you know who the enemy is—at least you know who is your enemy."
All the other girls in the school tried to be good when Evelyn was by, not because she would reproach them, but because she had a certain way about her which made goodness so attractive that they were forced to follow it."No. You are to take off that unsuitable afternoon costume you are now wearing, and put on a neat print dress for your morning work."
She had not passed a pleasant morning, however, and this plan scarcely commended itself to her.
As she was approaching the house she was met by Miss Delicia, who stopped to speak kindly to her.
Mrs. Freeman spoke calmly, but there was a look about her face which gave Janet a very queer sensation. The schoolmistress took Alice's hand, and walked as quickly as she could to the scene of the accident.
Janet was never known to lose her temper, but she had a sarcastic tongue, and people did not like to lay themselves open to the cutting remarks which often and unsparingly fell from her lips.