The Leader of the Lower School
"And how many are there of you? Remember, I've been dumped down here at a day's notice, and I know absolutely nothing at all about the school yet. Is it a big one?"
"Twenty boarders and seventy-two day girls--that's ninety-two, and you'll make the ninety-third. There are eight Senior boarders, and they've got a sitting-room of their own, with a carpet on the floor. We, the common herd, are only provided with linoleum, as you see."
"Eight from twenty leaves twelve! You're not all here."
"No; two of us are practising, and the kids have half an hour with Miss Edith before they go to bed."
"Shouldn't mind half an hour with Miss Edith myself. By the by, are you keen on Fudge here?"
The girls stared.
"I don't know what you mean," returned Hett