"Will you have some fruit?" she said coldly, laying[Pg 14] a restraining hand as she spoke on the girl's beflowered and embroidered dress.CHAPTER V. BREAKING IN A WILD COLT."What is that?"
Dorothy detached herself from Bridget's clinging arm, and ran quickly up the sloping lawn.
"No, Bridget, you are to stay here; your dinner will be brought to you." Bridget flushed crimson.The children disappeared in as frantic haste to be off as they were a few minutes ago to arrive.
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"I feel quite well," replied Evelyn, "quite well, and disinclined to stay in bed. I want to get up and see all my friends. You don't know how I have been looking forward to this."
"No, I can't do that; we have to obey rules at school, and one of our strictest rules is that no girl is to leave her own bedroom without special permission."Marshall departed, and Bridget lifted the cover from her plate and looked at the nice hot lamb and green peas.Janet sprang from her seat with apparent alacrity.
"No, it was that wild Irish girl's doing. I really don't know what to do with her."
"Now, let's go on," said Janet, in her calm tones. "Let us try and settle something before the supper bell rings. We must have a committee, that goes without saying. Suppose we four girls form it."
"The wind dropped as if it were dead. After screeching as if it had the tongues of hundreds of Furies, it was mummer than the timidest mouse that ever crept. The Castle ceased to rock; it was the suddenest and [Pg 42]deadest calm you could possibly imagine. It was miles more frightful than the storm. Just then there came a little puff of a breeze out of the solid stone wall, and out went my candle."