She sat down presently on the nearest chair and covered her face with her hands. She could only resolve on one thing—she would certainly not yield to Mrs. Freeman's request—nothing would induce her to promise to obey the rules of the school.
Mrs. Freeman left her pupil's room, and went downstairs.
"But Mrs. Freeman said——" she began."I don't mean that sort of learning, Bridget. I mean what you acquire from books—grammar, French, music.""How can I possibly guess?"
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"You are not to pick flowers, Miss O'Hara; it is against the rules of the school.""Command me?" said Bridget, her nostrils dilating."No, Bridget, you cannot. You have been sent here to be under my care, and you must remain with me at least until the end of the term."
"You are not to pick flowers, Miss O'Hara; it is against the rules of the school."Her first impulse was to open the door of her prison and go boldly out.[Pg 21]
"When will that be?"
CHAPTER IV. THE QUEEN OF THE SCHOOL.
While Marshall was speaking she looked down at the pretty and rebellious young prisoner with marked interest.