CHAPTER VI. CAPTIVITY."Yes, what is it?"
"I ought not to speak," said Dorothy, turning very red, "but if you are going to be hard on Bridget——"
"That you will obey me."Mrs. Freeman left her pupil's room, and went downstairs."Oh, but I hate self-denial, and that dreadful motto—'No cross, no crown.' I'm like a butterfly—I can't live without sunshine. Papa agrees with me that sunshine is necessary for life."
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"But your father cannot pay for your disobedience—for the bad example you have set the little children, for the pain and anxiety you have given me.""Oh, oh, oh! if you're going to take her part, that is the last straw."
"We won't discuss the whys nor the wherefores; the fact remains that I do dislike her.""I do, my love. But your truest happiness is not secured by giving you your own way in everything.""I'm here, Dolly," she said, in her rather wistful manner.
"Don't you hear the clock?" exclaimed Dorothy, unconscious relief coming into her tones.