"People will like you here too," she said. "I am certain you are very good-natured; come and let me[Pg 19] show you some of our snug little arrangements in the common room, and then I think it will be time for bed.""I hate school," she said. "I want to go back to the Castle. Can I go to-day?"
The girls took their places at the table—grace was said, and the meal began.
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"Oh, if you take it up in that way," said Olive; but her words had a faint sound about them—she was a girl who was easily impressed either for good or evil."I think I understand you, Dorothy," said Mrs. Freeman. "Kiss me!""I did not specially mention the flowers, my dear. There are many rules in full force at Mulberry Court, and the pupils are expected to obey them all."She ran lightly down the grassy slope, and touched Dorothy on her arm.
"Change my dress! Now I really don't understand you. Am I to come down in my dressing-gown?""Are you going to be cross when you find I don't know your sort of things?"
"Do try not to make such a fool of yourself," repeated Janet, angrily, in her ear.