The children disappeared in as frantic haste to be off as they were a few minutes ago to arrive.
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.
She scrutinized Olive's face now, a slightly satirical expression hovering round her somewhat thin lips."Patience," said Mrs. Freeman, from her end of the supper table, "I think we have all finished. Will you say grace?"
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"I'd punish her very severely," said Miss Patience. "I am sure punishment is what she wants. She ought to be broken in."
She never came into a room without exercising in a silent, unobtrusive, very gentle way, a marked effect for good.In all her life Bridget had never been cut before.
"Thank God for that, my darling," said Mrs. Freeman. She put her arm round the young girl, kissed her tenderly, and drew her away from Bridget.
After a little pause, during which neither mistress nor pupil spoke, the pupil raised her head.