There are times in life when all one's preconceived ideas are completely upset and altered. We looked at the world from a certain point of view. From that special angle of our own it showed in gold and rose color and blue. A day came when we were forced to change our vantage ground, and on that day we for the first time perceived the grays and the blacks of that same old world—it ceased to smile on us, it ceased to pet us—it ceased to say to us, "I was made to render your life beautiful, I was made to minister to every selfish desire of yours; I am your slave, you are my mistress; do with me what you will.""And so do I"—"And I"—cried both Ruth and Olive.
What could it all mean? It really was most exciting.
"I'm very busy, Olive; I wish you'd go away!""Well, my dear, you must play it for me some evening, but we don't allow strumming at the Court."
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"Well, I'm here," she said; "what is it?" She still used that half-mocking, indifferent voice.[Pg 54]
"Am I ever hard to my pupils, my love?"
"But I'm all right to-day," said Evelyn, in her bright voice. "I don't feel any bad effects whatever from my accident. I can't think why I was so stupid as to faint, and give you a fright. I ought really to have more control over my nerves."
"Oh, goodness—no, I mustn't—mercy! nor that either; oh, I—I say, Mrs. Freeman, don't let the new dresses be frumpy, or I'll break my heart. I do so adore looking at myself in a lovely dress."
"Yes, darling, I did. Shall we go into the common room now? I'm dying to see it."