When all the people on the high, cool mountains heard about all that the lady knew, and all that Sister Theckla told, and all that Bessie Bell had found, they were all as glad as they could be.
n to throw her down."
"But," Sister Mary Felice said, "you did trip her up, and you must beg her pardon."
Then Sister Theckla came to take all the little girls to the room where so many chairs sat in so many rows, and she too said: "Yes, you must beg her pardon."
Bessie Bell was listening so that she had almost stopped crying, but now when Sister Story Felice and Sister Theckla both said to the little girl, "Yes, you must beg pardon," then the little girl began to cry, too.
Then Bessie Bell grew so sorry again, she hardly knew why, or for what, that she began to cry again.
So then both Sisters said again: "Yes, you should beg pardon."
But the little girl still cried, and said, "But I didn't mean to trip her." Then she shook her head at Bessie Bell and said--because she just had to say it:
"I beg your pardon! Grant me grace! I hope the cat will scratch your face!"
Oh! Sister Mary Felice looked at Sister Theckla, and Sister Theckla looked at Sister Mary Fe