Bridget's excitable eager words were broken by sobs; tears poured out of her lovely eyes, her hands clasped Dorothy's with fervor.Miss Delicia was fussing in and out of the house, and picking fresh strawberries, and nodding to the girls she happened to meet with a kind of suppressed delight.
Mrs. Freeman sighed as she said these words.
"Yes, Olive; I'm very busy. Do you want anything?"The door was opened, and a neatly dressed servant of the name of Marshall entered, bearing a dinner tray."My dear, I must tell you that I am a little anxious. Hickman took that shying horse, Caspar, to bring Evelyn home. I intended Miss Molly to have been sent for her. Dear Evelyn is still so nervous after her bad illness that I would not for the world have her startled in any way. And really, Caspar gets worse and worse. What is the matter, Janet? You have started now.""Oh, let me look; do let me look!" cried Ruth, while Olive and Janet both pressed eagerly forward.
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"Don't you hear the clock?" exclaimed Dorothy, unconscious relief coming into her tones.
An audible titter was heard down the table, and Mrs. Freeman turned somewhat red.Ruth Bury was short and dark, but Janet May, her companion, was extremely slim and fair. She would have been a pretty girl but for the somewhat disagreeable expression of her face.
Her attempts were extremely good, but when it came to laboriously struggling through her written score, all was hopeless confusion, tears, and despair.
"When will that be?"