Dorothy went into her own little cubicle, drew her white dimity walls tight, and, standing before the window, looked out at the summer landscape.
Bridget raised her brows the tenth of an inch. The faintest shadow of surprise crossed her sweet, happy face. Then she walked down the long room, nodding and smiling to the girls.
"Now, what shall I eat?" she said. "By the way, I hope there's a nice breakfast, I'm awfully hungry. Oh, eggs! I like eggs when they're very fresh. Mrs. Freeman, are these new laid? do you keep your own fowls? Father and I wouldn't touch eggs at the Castle unless we were quite sure that they were laid by Sally, Sukey, or dear old Heneypeney."Olive looked at her steadily.
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CHAPTER III. RIBBONS AND ROSES.
"I certainly want you, Bridget. I am not in the habit of sending for my pupils if I don't wish to speak to them."For the first time there was a faint hesitation in her manner.
[Pg 72]Dorothy, Ruth, and Olive had now come into the schoolroom, and had taken their places by Janet's side. She gave them a quick look, in which considerable aversion to the newcomer was plainly visible, then turned her head and gazed languidly out of the window.
"Why, Dorothy Collingwood; she has gone over to the ranks of the enemy."
The door was closed then, and Bridget O'Hara found herself alone.