The Gay Deceiver
"And, in fact, my sister escorted the benefit of clergy to them about two months ago," said Alan. "And the ladies of the Company House are very haughty about it."
"They won't be long," predicted Miss Chisholm confidently. "The idea! I can forgive Mrs. Hopps, because she's only a kid herself; but Mrs. Tolley ought to have been big enough! However!"
"This place honestly can't spare you for ten minutes, Pat," her brother said.
"Well, honestly," she was beginning seriously, when she saw he was laughing at her, and broke off, with a shamefaced laughing look for Paul. Then she announced that she was going down to the power-house, and, packing her thin white skirts about her, she started off, and they followed.
Paul was not accustomed to seeing a lady in the power-house, and thought that her enthusiasm was rather nice to watch. She flitted about the great barnlike structure like a contented child, insisted upon displaying the trim stockroom to Paul, demanded a demonstration of the