There was a sound, a commotion. Several steps were heard; eager voices were raised in expostulation and distress."My! what a minute!" said Miss Bridget, tossing back her abundant hair, and slipping one firm, dimpled hand inside Janet's arm. "Well, come on, darling," she continued, giving that young lady an affectionate squeeze. "Let's make the most of our precious time. I'm dying to know you all—I think you look so sweet. Who's that love of a girl in gray, who sat next you at supper? She had golden hair, and blue eyes—not like mine, of course, but well enough for English eyes. What's her name, dear?"Evelyn gave a very faint sigh, and turning her head looked out of the window.
A couple of maids had been seen carrying a new trunk upstairs, or old Piper had been discovered crawling down the avenue with his shaky cab, and shakier horse, and then the new girl had appeared at tea-time and been formally introduced, and if she were shy had got over it as best she could, and had soon discovered her place in class, and there was an end of the matter.
CHAPTER IV. THE QUEEN OF THE SCHOOL."He will expect you to stay until the end of the term."
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"Is she? I love her—she is a sweet darling! And you really want me to love you, Mrs. Freeman? Well, then, I will. Take a hug now—there, that's comfortable."
While Marshall was speaking she looked down at the pretty and rebellious young prisoner with marked interest.There was a spirit that shone out of those gray eyes, and lent sweetness to that mouth, which was in itself so beautiful that it radiated all over Evelyn, and gave her that strong fascination which those who are striving heavenward ever possess.
[Pg 27]"Why, Dorothy Collingwood; she has gone over to the ranks of the enemy."Bridget uttered a faint sigh.
When the servant answered her summons, she desired her to ask Miss O'Hara to come to her immediately.