The Innocent Adventuress
"You must be on guard against mistakes, Maria Angelina," said the other insistently--as if she had not said that a dozen times before! "Because American girls do things it may be not be wise for you to do. You will be of interest because you are different. Be very careful, my little one."
"Yes, Mamma," said the girl again.
"As to your money--you understand it must last. There can be little to pay when you are a guest. But send to Papa and me your accounts as I have told you."
"You will not let the American freedom turn your head. You will be wise--Oh, I trust you, Maria Angelina, to be very wise!"
How wise Maria Angelina thought herself! She lifted a face that shone with confidence and understanding and for all her quivering lips she smiled.
"My baby!" said the mother suddenly in English and took that face between her hands and kissed it.
"You will be careful," she