"But Mrs. Freeman said——"
"Oh, let me look; do let me look!" cried Ruth, while Olive and Janet both pressed eagerly forward."We won't discuss the whys nor the wherefores; the fact remains that I do dislike her."
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"Now, my dear, you are not going to plead for her. I must manage her my own way. I will leave you now, Evelyn. Rest all you can, dear, and if you are very good you may perhaps be allowed to join us at supper."
"We have lost her," said Olive, with a sigh.
Olive looked at her steadily."Hark! Stop talking!" said Mrs. Freeman.
Mrs. Freeman took her unwilling hand, led her into Miss Patience's dull little sitting room, which only[Pg 63] looked out upon the back yard, and, shutting the door behind her, left her to her own meditations.
The girls entered the wide, long dining hall and immediately took their places at the table.
On this special night in the mid-term the girls who were ignominiously obliged to retire to their bedrooms felt a sorer sense of being left out than ever.