She stood wavering with her own conscience. Caspar was nervous, but he was not vicious.
"Yes, Marshall," said Dorothy; she stopped. Janet stopped also, and gave Marshall a freezing glance.
"I don't mean that, miss; I mean that perhaps you'd talk to Miss Bridget, and persuade her to do whatever Mrs. Freeman says is right. I don't know what that is, of course, but you has a very kind way, Miss Dorothy,[Pg 71] and ef you would speak to Miss O'Hara, maybe she'd listen to you.""I have some more things to say. I must get you, Bridget, before you leave this room, to make a promise."
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"You can please yourself about that," said Miss Patience, in her calmest voice. She left the room, closing the door behind her.
"We have lost her," said Olive, with a sigh.She never came into a room without exercising in a silent, unobtrusive, very gentle way, a marked effect for good.
In consequence she was popular, with that mild sort of popularity which is bestowed upon the people who are all patience and have no faculty for inspiring fear.
What would the new girl be like? Was she rich or poor, handsome or ugly, tall or short, dark or fair? Why did she come in the middle of the term, and why did Mrs. Freeman, and Miss Delicia, and Miss Patience make such a fuss about her?
Other new girls had arrived, and only the faintest rumors had got out about them beforehand.