The governess took it without a word, and opening it applied it to Evelyn's nostrils."I don't hear any sound whatever, Mrs. Freeman," she said, "but please don't be alarmed; Evelyn's train may have been late."
"Hark! Stop talking!" said Mrs. Freeman.
"It's a distinct insult," began Dolly. "I disapprove—I disapprove."
Dorothy was beginning to whisper to her companion that all their excitement was safe to end in smoke, when the door at the farther end of the dining hall was softly pushed open, and a head of luxuriant nut-brown curling hair was popped in. Two roguish dark blue eyes looked down the long room—they greeted with an eager sort of delighted welcome each fresh girl face, and then the entire person of a tall, showily dressed girl entered.
"I hate school," she said. "I want to go back to the Castle. Can I go to-day?""And isn't she nice to-day?"
She was not present, however, and did not, indeed, put in an appearance in the breakfast room until the meal was half over.