"I am sorry for you also, my dear. I earnestly desire that you should be a good girl, for the girl is the mother of the woman, and a good girl makes that admirable and priceless treasure—a good woman by and by."
"She's not so bad at all," began Dorothy.
"I can't eat anything, Marshall," said Bridget, shaking her head. "You are kind; I see by your face that you are very kind. When I'm let out of this horrid prison I'll give you some blue ribbon that I have upstairs, and a string of Venetian beads. I dare say you're fond of finery."
"That's as bad as the other expression, Bridget.""Yes, but at what?"
rummy go hack trick
She was coming at mid-term, which in itself was rather exceptional.[Pg 39]Small girls are easily influenced, and Bridget and her tribe rushed down the avenue, shouting and whooping as they went.
"Well, my dear, you must play it for me some evening, but we don't allow strumming at the Court.""Yes, I am sure she has a good deal of physical courage, but that does not alter the fact of her having defied my authority and led the children into mischief.""No, it was that wild Irish girl's doing. I really don't know what to do with her."
Ruth Bury was short and dark, but Janet May, her companion, was extremely slim and fair. She would have been a pretty girl but for the somewhat disagreeable expression of her face.
For some reason her companions, both old and young in the school, had taken upon themselves to cut her.
"Very well, if it must be so, but I shall be very miserable, and misery soon makes me ill."