"Oh, oh, oh! if you're going to take her part, that is the last straw.""Dolly, I will clap my hands over your rosebud lips[Pg 22] if you utter another word. Come, and let us sit in this deep window-seat and be happy. Would you like to know what papa is doing at the Castle now?""Well, I'm here," she said; "what is it?" She still used that half-mocking, indifferent voice.
"Well, I never!" exclaimed Dorothy, after a pause. "I don't suppose Mrs. Freeman will allow that style of wardrobe long. See, girls, do see, how her long blue ribbons stream in the breeze; and her hat! it is absolutely covered with roses—I'm convinced they are roses. Oh, what would I not give for an opera glass to enable me to take a nearer view. Whoever that young person is, she intends to take the shine out of us. Why, she is dressed as if she had just come from a garden party."
[Pg 64]"Is she? I love her—she is a sweet darling! And you really want me to love you, Mrs. Freeman? Well, then, I will. Take a hug now—there, that's comfortable."
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[Pg 39]For the first time there was a faint hesitation in her manner."Well, well," interrupted Janet impatiently, "have your own way, Olive. Make that tiresome, disagreeable girl a female Hercules if you fancy, only cease to talk about her. That is all I have to beg."
Other new girls had arrived, and only the faintest rumors had got out about them beforehand.Janet turned away, and Olive was obliged to look out for a fresh companion to attach herself to.
The girls were leaving the dining room while these thoughts were flashing through Marshall's mind. Dorothy and Janet May were walking side by side.
For the first time there was a faint hesitation in her manner.
"Did you want me, Mrs. Freeman?" she said, in her lazy, rich, somewhat impertinent voice.