The school stood on the side of a hill, which faced downward to the sea. Its aspect was south, and it was sheltered from the east and west winds by a thick plantation of young trees, which looked green and fresh in the spring, and were beginning already to afford a delightful shade in hot weather.Mrs. Freeman went over and drew back the curtains.
"Yes, Marshall," said Dorothy; she stopped. Janet stopped also, and gave Marshall a freezing glance."I believe I am more frightened than hurt," said Miss Percival, struggling to sit up, and smiling at Mrs. Freeman, "I'm so awfully sorry that I've lost my[Pg 51] nerve. Where am I? what has happened? I only remember Caspar turning right round and looking at me, and some people shouting, and then the carriage went over, and I cannot recall anything more. But I don't think—no—I am sure I am not seriously hurt.""I don't mind your kissing me, Bridget, only does not it seem a little soon—I have not known you many minutes yet?"Janet bent her fair face again over the open page; a faint flush had risen in each of her cheeks.
rummy joy hack
She called Bridget's name, but the wind, which was rather high this morning, carried her voice away from the young girl, who was gayly flitting from one rosebush [Pg 30]to another, ruthlessly pulling the large, full-blown flowers with buds attached."Change my dress! Now I really don't understand you. Am I to come down in my dressing-gown?"
Bridget's arms were flung impulsively round her governess's neck, and then one hand was tucked within the good lady's arm."But Mrs. Freeman wants you to go to bed early to-night."
The doctor had come to see Evelyn, had pronounced her whole in limb, and not as much shaken by her fall out of her carriage as might have been expected. After prescribing a day in bed, and all absence of excitement, he went away, promising to look in again in a few days.
"Very well, if it must be so, but I shall be very miserable, and misery soon makes me ill."