"No, not very. The younger girls were fond of me, and Dorothy Collingwood was nice."Bridget's arms were flung impulsively round her governess's neck, and then one hand was tucked within the good lady's arm."What is that?""I loathe ladylike ways."
"I think I understand you, Dorothy," said Mrs. Freeman. "Kiss me!""Yes, my love, or she would not be returning."
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Dorothy ran away at once, and Mrs. Freeman walked down the garden in the direction where she had just seen a white dress disappearing."Yes, you will. You'll soon learn to control your tongue and to speak in a ladylike way."Bridget's excitable eager words were broken by sobs; tears poured out of her lovely eyes, her hands clasped Dorothy's with fervor."Hark! Stop talking!" said Mrs. Freeman.
"Yes, Marshall," said Dorothy; she stopped. Janet stopped also, and gave Marshall a freezing glance.Dorothy ran away at once, and Mrs. Freeman walked down the garden in the direction where she had just seen a white dress disappearing.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.
"Now, what shall I eat?" she said. "By the way, I hope there's a nice breakfast, I'm awfully hungry. Oh, eggs! I like eggs when they're very fresh. Mrs. Freeman, are these new laid? do you keep your own fowls? Father and I wouldn't touch eggs at the Castle unless we were quite sure that they were laid by Sally, Sukey, or dear old Heneypeney."
She was in every sense of the word an untamed creature; she was like a wild bird who had just been caught and put into a cage.
"O Janey," exclaimed two of the other girls in a breath, "a committee does sound so absurdly formal."