"As to disliking Miss O'Hara, it's more a case of despising; she's beneath my dislike.""You are not to pick flowers, Miss O'Hara; it is against the rules of the school."
She stepped out of the open window, and walked rapidly across the wide gravel sweep.
[Pg 27]She never came into a room without exercising in a silent, unobtrusive, very gentle way, a marked effect for good."O Janey," exclaimed two of the other girls in a breath, "a committee does sound so absurdly formal."
"Well, dear, you are not to blame. I shall take you to Eastcliff this afternoon, and order some plain dresses to be made up for you."If Dorothy chose to take the new girl's part, she supposed there was something in her, and would continue to suppose so until she had a conversation with Janet, or anyone else, who happened to have diametrically opposite opinions to Dorothy Collingwood.
"Yes, certainly. Let me introduce you to someone in particular. Janet May, come here, my dear."
"You can please yourself about that," said Miss Patience, in her calmest voice. She left the room, closing the door behind her.