"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."[Pg 56]
Alice, Violet, and several more of the little girls were running and tumbling up the grassy slope.[Pg 49] The moment they saw Mrs. Freeman they ran to her.
A fashionable watering-place called Eastcliff was situated about a mile from Mulberry Court, the old-fashioned house, with the old-world gardens, where the schoolgirls lived. There were about fifty of them in all, and they had to confess that although Mulberry Court was undoubtedly school, yet those who lived in the house and played in the gardens, and had merry games and races on the seashore, enjoyed a specially good time which they would be glad to think of by and by.
"Well, I'm here," she said; "what is it?" She still used that half-mocking, indifferent voice.Ruth clapped her hands.
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Tears rolled down her cheeks as she thought of this plan; but, in the first place, she had no idea how to manage it, and, what was a far more serious obstacle, her little sealskin purse, her father's last present, was empty.
She stood for a minute or two, then walked slowly back to the window, out of which her schoolmistress leaned.[Pg 66]
While Marshall was speaking she looked down at the pretty and rebellious young prisoner with marked interest.