"Command me?" said Bridget, her nostrils dilating.
Bridget's face turned very white. She looked wildly toward the door, then at the window.
"I'm afraid I have some unpleasant things to talk about, Miss O'Hara," she said. "But, before I begin, I must distinctly request you to remember that you are a young girl in the presence of the lady who has been appointed by your father to guide, direct, and command you."
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"How disagreeable! I can't live without flowers. I suppose papa will not expect me to stay if I don't like the place?"
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.[Pg 64]
"What is that?"
"Well, my dear, you must play it for me some evening, but we don't allow strumming at the Court."
"I'd make it up if I was you, miss," she said.
As she was approaching the house she was met by Miss Delicia, who stopped to speak kindly to her.