he can't help it, the darling! It's the nature of her, but she has such a loving little heart that she will never go far wrong."
The next day she watched her opportunity, and took advantage of a quiet moment to speak her words of counsel.
"You won't be disappointed if school isn't all you expect, will you, dear?" she began nervously. "I have heard girls say that they felt dreadfully lonely and homesick at first, and when the pupils are all strange to you, and chums with one another, you may think they are not as friendly as you could wish. And the teachers may seem stern. Miss Minnitt has spoiled us by being too mild and easy, and you will feel the difference. Then you have run wild all your life, and it will seem strange to be allowed out for walks only; but, Pixie, I want you to remember that you are our pet and baby, and that our happiness depends on you. If you get a good report and bring home prizes, the pride we shall feel, the airs we shall be giving ourselves, going into Galway and telli
Twelve year old Pixie, the youngest of six, goes off to school and meets many new friends. A nice story with memorable characters. Great read.