"No, Bridget, you cannot. You have been sent here to be under my care, and you must remain with me at least until the end of the term.""Don't shake me so, Vi, my honey; I'm coming to the exciting place—now then. Well, as I was going up the stairs all quite lonely, and by myself, never a soul within half a mile of me——"
"Come, my dears," said Miss Patience to the girls[Pg 29] near her, "let us lose no more valuable time. Please don't scrape your chair in that atrocious way, Alice. Rose, what a poke! Susie, hold back your shoulders. Now, young ladies, come to the schoolroom quietly; quietly, if you please."
Evelyn gave a very faint sigh, and turning her head looked out of the window."Am I ever hard to my pupils, my love?""I'd punish her very severely," said Miss Patience. "I am sure punishment is what she wants. She ought to be broken in."
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The Fair was the great event to which the girls looked forward, and in the first excitement of such an unusual proceeding each of them worked with a will."I'm sick of the new girl," said Janet; "if you are going to talk about her I shall go into the house; I want to look over my French preparation. M. le Comte is coming to-morrow morning, and he is so frightfully over-particular that I own I'm a little afraid of him.""Bridget, do look," said Mrs. Freeman; "you have trodden on that lovely bud!""Well, let's settle to business now," said Ruth; "I'm sure I'm more than willing. Who has got a pencil and paper?"
The children disappeared in as frantic haste to be off as they were a few minutes ago to arrive."Only to tell you that that pet of yours, Bridget O'Hara, is likely to get herself into a nice scrape. She has run down the road with a number of the small fry to meet Evelyn. They are taking boughs of trees with them, and are going to shout, or do something extraordinary, when they see her arriving. Janet, what's the matter? How queer you look!"