CHAPTER IV. THE QUEEN OF THE SCHOOL.The door was opened, and a neatly dressed servant of the name of Marshall entered, bearing a dinner tray.
"Bridget, you are incorrigible. If kindness won't make you see that you are bound in honor to obey me, I must try punishment. Wretched child, I don't wish to be hard to you, but do what I say, you must!"
"Change my dress! Now I really don't understand you. Am I to come down in my dressing-gown?"
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Miss Patience asked for a blessing on the meal just partaken of in a clear, emphatic voice, and the group of girls began to file out of the room.
While Marshall was speaking she looked down at the pretty and rebellious young prisoner with marked interest.Miss Delicia hurried on, intent on some housewifely mission, and Olive entering the house went down a long stone passage which led to the sixth form schoolroom.
[Pg 27]She gave Bridget a great deal of sympathy, adjured her to eat, shook her head over her, and having gained a promise that a pair of long suède gloves should be added to the ribbons and Venetian beads, went away,[Pg 69] having quite made up her mind to take Bridget's part through thick and thin.Although the booming sound of the great gong filled the air, the supper to which the head girls of the school were now going was a very simple affair. It consisted of milk placed in great jugs at intervals down the long table, of fruit both cooked and uncooked, and large plates of bread and butter.
She was not present, however, and did not, indeed, put in an appearance in the breakfast room until the meal was half over.