[Pg 28]"That I was to take you round and introduce you to a few companions," continued Janet hastily. "Miss Collingwood, Miss O'Hara—Miss Moore, Miss O'Hara—Miss Bury, Miss O'Hara. Now I have done my duty. If you like to see the common room for yourself, you can go straight through this folding door, turn to your left, see a large room directly facing you; go into it, and you will find yourself in the common room. Now, good-night."
They were both undressing when she entered the room this evening, but the moment she appeared they rushed to her and began an eager torrent of words.
"And what's the darling's name?" asked Bridget.
"Thank God for that, my darling," said Mrs. Freeman. She put her arm round the young girl, kissed her tenderly, and drew her away from Bridget."There, thank Heaven, I haven't killed her!" exclaimed Bridget."How can I possibly guess?"
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"Hark! Stop talking!" said Mrs. Freeman.
"Good gracious, why, that's weeks off! I can't live without flowers for weeks! Look here, Mrs. Freeman; is there not to be an exception made for me? Papa said, when I was coming here, that my happiness was to be the first thing considered. Don't you agree with him? Don't you wish me to be very, very happy?""Change my dress! Now I really don't understand you. Am I to come down in my dressing-gown?"
She stepped out of the open window, and walked rapidly across the wide gravel sweep.
"Yes, Marshall," said Dorothy; she stopped. Janet stopped also, and gave Marshall a freezing glance.
"I must say one thing," replied Olive, "and then I will turn to a more congenial theme. I hope Evelyn Percival won't take Miss O'Hara's part. You know, Janet, what strong prejudices Evelyn has."