"The first thing to do is to appoint a committee," she began.
"I loathe ladylike ways.""May I go with the others?" asked Miss O'Hara.
Olive left the room with slow, unwilling footsteps, and Janet bent her head over the copy of Molière she was studying.
"Hurrah! Hurrah! Long may she stay there! Now, do let us drop this tiresome subject. We have only ten minutes to ourselves before the rest of the committee arrive, and that point with regard to Evelyn Percival must be arranged. Come, Dorothy, let us race each other to the Lookout!"
"I have some more things to say. I must get you, Bridget, before you leave this room, to make a promise."
"Oh, how very funny—how—how unpleasant. Did you tell papa about that when he arranged to send me here?"
Notwithstanding these various criticisms, the carriage with its occupants calmly pursued its way, and was presently lost to view in the courtyard at the side of the house.