"Well, my dear, you must play it for me some evening, but we don't allow strumming at the Court."Olive left the room with slow, unwilling footsteps, and Janet bent her head over the copy of Molière she was studying.
"I believe I am more frightened than hurt," said Miss Percival, struggling to sit up, and smiling at Mrs. Freeman, "I'm so awfully sorry that I've lost my[Pg 51] nerve. Where am I? what has happened? I only remember Caspar turning right round and looking at me, and some people shouting, and then the carriage went over, and I cannot recall anything more. But I don't think—no—I am sure I am not seriously hurt."
"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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"We won't discuss the whys nor the wherefores; the fact remains that I do dislike her."
Janet was forced to comply, and Dorothy exclaimed eagerly:"I'm here, Dolly," she said, in her rather wistful manner.
"Janet," said Mrs. Freeman, "come here for a [Pg 47]moment. I want you to use your young eyes. Do you see any carriage coming down the hill?"