"Did you speak?" asked Miss May in her coldest tones."I ought not to speak," said Dorothy, turning very red, "but if you are going to be hard on Bridget——""Oh, but I hate self-denial, and that dreadful motto—'No cross, no crown.' I'm like a butterfly—I can't live without sunshine. Papa agrees with me that sunshine is necessary for life.""You remain here, Bridget," she repeated, "until you have promised to obey the rules of the school. No longer and no shorter will be your term of punishment. It remains altogether with yourself how soon you are liberated."
"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."
"Do try not to make such a fool of yourself," repeated Janet, angrily, in her ear.But this new girl was not following out any of the old precedents.
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"When she can," replied Bridget. Her hands dropped to her sides. She lowered her eyes; her proud lips were firmly shut.
"Thank God for that, my darling," said Mrs. Freeman. She put her arm round the young girl, kissed her tenderly, and drew her away from Bridget."It wasn't father, it was Aunt Kathleen. She chose my outfit in Paris. Oh, I do think it's lovely. I do feel that it's hard to be crushed on every point."
"Hadn't they got leave to come to meet me?"
Mrs. Freeman left her pupil's room, and went downstairs.
"No, it was that wild Irish girl's doing. I really don't know what to do with her."