"No, Bridget, you are to stay here; your dinner will be brought to you." Bridget flushed crimson."Oh, good gra——! I mean, mercy Moses!"Olive left the room with slow, unwilling footsteps, and Janet bent her head over the copy of Molière she was studying.
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.
"Learnt something? I should rather think I have. You question me on dogs, their different breeds, and their complaints! Do you know, Mrs. Freeman, what's the best thing to do for a dog if he shows signs of distemper?"
Dragon VS Tiger
"I don't think I shall like school," she said, "but I'll do anything you wish me to do, dearest Dorothy.""She's not learned, I admit," replied Olive, "but weak! no, she's not weak; no weak character could be so audacious, so fearless, so indifferent to her own ignorance."
"Lost whom?" answered Janet in her tart voice.
"Why did you speak so sharply to her, Olive?" exclaimed Dorothy. "After all, her curiosity is but natural—I must even own that I share it myself."
"No, no—do forgive me!"
"I don't suppose that Evelyn Percival is to rule the school. She is away at present, and we can't wait on her will and pleasure. Let's form our committee, and do without her."