She was beginning to collect her somewhat scattered thoughts, when the door was opened suddenly, and, to her surprise, Mrs. Freeman came into the room."No, it was that wild Irish girl's doing. I really don't know what to do with her.""Are you coming, Dorothy?" called Janet May from the end of the passage.
She gave Bridget a great deal of sympathy, adjured her to eat, shook her head over her, and having gained a promise that a pair of long suède gloves should be added to the ribbons and Venetian beads, went away,[Pg 69] having quite made up her mind to take Bridget's part through thick and thin.
Janet turned away, and Olive was obliged to look out for a fresh companion to attach herself to.
"Well, if I must go, and if you really wish it. Come with me to my room, Dorothy. O Dolly, if you would sleep with me to-night!"She was a dependable girl—clever up to a certain point, nice to those with whom she agreed, [Pg 37]affectionate to the people who did not specially prize her affection."The first thing to do is to appoint a committee," she began.
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"Nonsense, Evelyn. They disobeyed my most stringent orders. Are they not to be blamed for that?"The girls took their places at the table—grace was said, and the meal began.
"Did you want me, Mrs. Freeman?" she said, in her lazy, rich, somewhat impertinent voice."How disagreeable! I can't live without flowers. I suppose papa will not expect me to stay if I don't like the place?"