"Patience," said Mrs. Freeman, from her end of the supper table, "I think we have all finished. Will you say grace?""But Mrs. Freeman wants you to go to bed early to-night."
"You have disobeyed me. One of my strictest rules forbids the girls to leave the grounds without permission. You not only left the grounds contrary to my express order, but you took several of the little children of the school with you. It is against my orders to have the trees destroyed by breaking off branches. Knowing this, you willfully disobeyed me again, and you and your companions rushed down the road shouting wildly. What was the result? Evelyn Percival mercifully escaped serious injury, but my carriage was broken and my horse damaged. The mere money loss you have occasioned me, Bridget——""Evelyn Percival. Doesn't it sound pretty?"
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There was a movement of chairs, and a general rising.
"I don't agree with you," answered Olive. "Strength shows itself in many forms. Miss O'Hara is pretty."[Pg 21]Mrs. Freeman could scarcely restrain her impatience.
All the other girls in the school tried to be good when Evelyn was by, not because she would reproach them, but because she had a certain way about her which made goodness so attractive that they were forced to follow it.
"What is that?"
In consequence she was popular, with that mild sort of popularity which is bestowed upon the people who are all patience and have no faculty for inspiring fear.