Bridget's excitable eager words were broken by sobs; tears poured out of her lovely eyes, her hands clasped Dorothy's with fervor."I think I understand you, Dorothy," said Mrs. Freeman. "Kiss me!"
Miss Delicia was fussing in and out of the house, and picking fresh strawberries, and nodding to the girls she happened to meet with a kind of suppressed delight.
When the servant answered her summons, she desired her to ask Miss O'Hara to come to her immediately."I can't share your sorrow," replied Janet. "If her punishment, whatever it is, deprives us of her charming society for a few days, it will be a boon to the entire school. I noticed that she was absent from dinner, and I will own I have not had a pleasanter meal for some time."
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She had not passed a pleasant morning, however, and this plan scarcely commended itself to her.After two or three applications the injured girl stirred faintly, a shade of color came into her cheeks, and she opened her eyes.
She was a dependable girl—clever up to a certain point, nice to those with whom she agreed, [Pg 37]affectionate to the people who did not specially prize her affection.
The girls entered the wide, long dining hall and immediately took their places at the table.
Marshall had to be comforted with this rather dubious speech, and Dorothy ran on to join Janet.