"O Janey," exclaimed two of the other girls in a breath, "a committee does sound so absurdly formal."Mrs. Freeman was very particular with regard to tidiness, and the condition of this very pretty room filled her with grave displeasure. The rules with regard to tidy rooms, neatly kept drawers, a place for everything and everything in its place, were most stringent at Mulberry Court, but up to the present rules mattered nothing at all to Bridget O'Hara."But you look queer. Are you frightened about anything?"
When she said this a quick change flitted over Janet's face. She bit her lips, and, after a very brief pause, said in a voice of would-be indifference:
"I shan't allow her to be persecuted," said Dorothy, with some firmness. "She's the most innocent creature I ever met in my life. Fancy a girl of her age, who has simply never had a rebuff, who has been petted, loved, made much of all her days, who looks at you with the absolute fearlessness of a baby, and talks out her mind as contentedly and frankly as a bird sings its song. I grant she's an anomaly, but I'm not going to be the one to teach her how cruel the world can be."Her first impulse was to open the door of her prison and go boldly out."No!" said Bridget. "She says they aren't good for you, so you shan't have them. Let's think of some more fun. Who's that new girl, who, you say, is going to arrive to-night?"
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"The precious love, how nicely she talks, and how I love her gentle, refined words. But, darling, I'm not going to bed, for I'm not tired."
CHAPTER II. THE NEW GIRL.Bridget O'Hara's clear blue eyes were opened a little, wider apart.
"As to disliking Miss O'Hara, it's more a case of despising; she's beneath my dislike.""No. You are to take off that unsuitable afternoon costume you are now wearing, and put on a neat print dress for your morning work."
Small girls are easily influenced, and Bridget and her tribe rushed down the avenue, shouting and whooping as they went.
"I'd punish her very severely," said Miss Patience. "I am sure punishment is what she wants. She ought to be broken in."