"Oh, my!" exclaimed Miss O'Hara, "that's nothing. Goodness gracious me! what would you think of thirty or forty miles on an Irish jaunting car, all in one day, Mrs. Freeman? That's the sort of thing to make the back ache. Bump, bump, you go. You catch on to the sides of the car for bare life, and as likely as not you're pitched out into a bog two or three times before you get home. Papa and I have often taken our thirty to forty miles' jaunt a day. I can tell you, I have been stiff after those rides. Did you ever ride on a jaunting car, Mrs. Freeman?"They were both undressing when she entered the room this evening, but the moment she appeared they rushed to her and began an eager torrent of words.
"But Mrs. Freeman said——"
"I won't eat any dinner in this horrid room," she said; "I think I have been treated shamefully. If my dinner is sent to me I won't eat it.""O Janey," exclaimed two of the other girls in a breath, "a committee does sound so absurdly formal."CHAPTER III. RIBBONS AND ROSES.
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Bridget's face turned very white. She looked wildly toward the door, then at the window."We'll all be delighted to have her again, of course," said Olive. "And is she really quite well, Miss Delicia?""Love me," she pleaded; "do love me, for I love you."
"We'll all be delighted to have her again, of course," said Olive. "And is she really quite well, Miss Delicia?"