All the other girls in the school tried to be good when Evelyn was by, not because she would reproach them, but because she had a certain way about her which made goodness so attractive that they were forced to follow it.CHAPTER V. BREAKING IN A WILD COLT.
CHAPTER V. BREAKING IN A WILD COLT.
"As to disliking Miss O'Hara, it's more a case of despising; she's beneath my dislike."
For some reason her companions, both old and young in the school, had taken upon themselves to cut her.CHAPTER IV. THE QUEEN OF THE SCHOOL.
CHAPTER II. THE NEW GIRL.Janet ran out of the room. Her heart was beating hard and fast. Should she tell Mrs. Freeman what Olive had just confided to her, that Bridget and a number of the smaller children of the school had rushed down the road to meet Evelyn, carrying boughs in their hands, and doubtless shouting loudly in their glee?
For some reason her companions, both old and young in the school, had taken upon themselves to cut her.
"I'd make it up if I was you, miss," she said.
She was not a specially clever girl, nevertheless she was now, in virtue of her seniority, and a certain painstaking determination, which made her capable of mastering her studies, at the head of the school.
"Now, how old am I?" she asked, stamping her arched foot. "Don't be shy, any of you. Begin at the[Pg 17] eldest, and guess right away. Now then, Miss Collingwood—you see, I know your name—the age of your humble servant, if you please."