"Pardon me for disturbing you," she said; "I did not know anyone was in the schoolroom at present."
"She's not so bad at all," began Dorothy.
"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!"
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"I must break you in gradually, dear," she said. "As this is your first day at school you need not do any lessons, but you must come with me presently to the schoolroom in order that I may find out something about your attainments.""And we are not allowed to go out of the grounds by ourselves," cried several other voices.
"Did you want me, Mrs. Freeman?" she said, in her lazy, rich, somewhat impertinent voice."Yes, my love, or she would not be returning."
The carriage lay smashed a couple of hundred yards from the gates of the avenue.
From where they stood they obtained a very distinct although somewhat bird's-eye view of the winding avenue and quickly approaching carriage. Mrs. Freeman's tall and familiar figure was too well known to be worthy, in that supreme moment, of even a passing comment. Miss Patience looked as angular and as like herself as ever; but a girl, who sat facing the two ladies—a girl who wore a large shady hat, and whose light dress and gay ribbons fluttered in the summer breeze—upon this girl the eyes of the four watchers in the "Lookout" tower were fixed with devouring curiosity.
"We'll all be delighted to have her again, of course," said Olive. "And is she really quite well, Miss Delicia?"