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2022-07-30 Author: Poly News
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Bridget stood and watched her. Olive kept a little apart, and the smaller girls clustered close together, watching their new friend's face with interest and admiration.

She was not a specially clever girl, nevertheless she was now, in virtue of her seniority, and a certain painstaking determination, which made her capable of mastering her studies, at the head of the school.game tricks.

"How can I possibly guess?"

"Yes, what a loud, metallic sound! We have such a dear old eight-day clock at the Castle; it's said to be quite a hundred years old, and I'm certain it's haunted. My dear Dolly, to hear that clock boom forth the hour at midnight would make the stoutest heart quail.""Did you speak?" asked Miss May in her coldest tones.

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She scrutinized Olive's face now, a slightly satirical expression hovering round her somewhat thin lips.

Mrs. Freeman got up, and sounded an electric bell in the wall.Olive left the room with slow, unwilling footsteps, and Janet bent her head over the copy of Molière she was studying.On this special night in the mid-term the girls who were ignominiously obliged to retire to their bedrooms felt a sorer sense of being left out than ever.

Janet was there, busily preparing her French lesson for M. le Comte. She was a very ambitious girl, and was determined to carry off as many prizes as possible at the coming midsummer examinations. She scarcely raised her eyes when Olive appeared.[Pg 21]"Now, my dear child, will you come into the house with me? I ought to be in the schoolroom now."

game tricks."May I go with the others?" asked Miss O'Hara.

"Nothing," replied Janet. "I—I—shall I run out to the front, Mrs. Freeman, and listen if I can hear the carriage? You can hear it a very long way off from the brow of the hill."

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"My dear, you have been ill, which accounts for your nervousness. But in any case a person with the stoutest nerves may be pardoned for fainting if she is flung out of a carriage. I cannot imagine how you escaped as you have done."

"We won't discuss the whys nor the wherefores; the fact remains that I do dislike her."