Dorothy suppressed a faint sigh, took her companion's plump hand, and continued the tour of investigation.She had to own to herself that Bridget had proved a very irritating companion. She would take her part, of course; but she felt quite certain at the same time that she was going to be a trial to her. As she stood by her window now, however, a little picture of the scene which the Irish girl had described so vividly presented itself with great distinctness before Dorothy's eyes.
Bridget raised her brows the tenth of an inch. The faintest shadow of surprise crossed her sweet, happy face. Then she walked down the long room, nodding and smiling to the girls.
"But, my dear child, our hearts are not cold. I assure you, Bridget, I am most anxious to win your love, and so also is Dorothy Collingwood.""Come into the schoolroom with me," said Mrs. Freeman. She was wondering how it would be possible for her to keep Bridget O'Hara in her school.
While Marshall was speaking she looked down at the pretty and rebellious young prisoner with marked interest."As to disliking Miss O'Hara, it's more a case of despising; she's beneath my dislike."
Janet was forced to comply, and Dorothy exclaimed eagerly: