"Go on; tell us quickly what you did with the candle, Biddy!" cried little Violet, pulling her new friend by the arm."My attainments! Good gracious, I haven't any!""I am sorry for you also, my dear. I earnestly desire that you should be a good girl, for the girl is the mother of the woman, and a good girl makes that admirable and priceless treasure—a good woman by and by."
Olive looked at her steadily."Now, my dear child, will you come into the house with me? I ought to be in the schoolroom now."
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"There, thank Heaven, I haven't killed her!" exclaimed Bridget.
"Thanks!" she repeated again. "If I want your help I'll ask for it, Olive. I'm going into the house now, for I really must get on with my preparation.""Nonsense, Janet, you know you're one of the best French scholars in the school. You won't get out of answering my question by that flimsy excuse. Don't you hate Miss O'Hara?""What does Janet mean?" Bridget would whisper to her nearest companion. "Is she saying something awfully clever? I'm sorry that I'm stupid—I don't quite catch her meaning."
Miss Patience had a thin voice, and her words fell like tiny drops of ice on the girl's excited hearts. They followed their teachers with a certain sense of flatness, and with very little desire to attend to French verbs and German exercises."Quite right, Janet, I am glad you are so industrious. I won't disturb you for more than a minute, my love. I just want to look out of this window. It is the only one that commands a view of the road from Eastcliff. Evelyn ought to be here by now."
"Hadn't they got leave to come to meet me?"
The children disappeared in as frantic haste to be off as they were a few minutes ago to arrive.