"We won't discuss the whys nor the wherefores; the fact remains that I do dislike her."
"Yes, Marshall," said Dorothy; she stopped. Janet stopped also, and gave Marshall a freezing glance.[Pg 41]"Oh, let me look; do let me look!" cried Ruth, while Olive and Janet both pressed eagerly forward.
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"Did you want me, Mrs. Freeman?" she said, in her lazy, rich, somewhat impertinent voice.
"The precious love, how nicely she talks, and how I love her gentle, refined words. But, darling, I'm not going to bed, for I'm not tired.""I don't suppose that Evelyn Percival is to rule the school. She is away at present, and we can't wait on her will and pleasure. Let's form our committee, and do without her.""If she had any strength, she'd be ashamed of her ignorance," retorted Janet.
[Pg 66]"I was going up the staircase," continued Bridget. "I held a lighted candle in my hand. It was an awful night—you should have heard the wind howling. We keep some special windbags of our own at the Castle, and when we open the strings of one, why—well, there is a hurricane, that's all."
"Now, Marshall, what is it? How fussy and important you look!"