"But I'm all right to-day," said Evelyn, in her bright voice. "I don't feel any bad effects whatever from my accident. I can't think why I was so stupid as to faint, and give you a fright. I ought really to have more control over my nerves.""It's a distinct insult," began Dolly. "I disapprove—I disapprove."
"And what's the darling's name?" asked Bridget.
"Oh, let me look; do let me look!" cried Ruth, while Olive and Janet both pressed eagerly forward.By this time the preparations for the Fancy Fair were in active progress. Janet May had obtained her own wish with regard to the Committee, each member of which was allowed to choose a band of workers under herself, to make articles for the coming sale."You don't suppose I mind her?" exclaimed Bridget. "Rudeness always shows ill-breeding, but it is still more ill-bred to notice it—at least, that's what papa says. She spoke rather as if she did not like me, which is quite incomprehensible, for everybody loves me at home."
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"I have some more things to say. I must get you, Bridget, before you leave this room, to make a promise."
"No, it was that wild Irish girl's doing. I really don't know what to do with her."
"Don't say 'good gracious,' Bridget; it's a very ugly way of expressing yourself. You have learnt something, haven't you?"