The Boarding School
A loud laugh now proclaimed a party approaching the summer-house. Jane was shocked when she heard Miss Vincent exclaim, "Oh, do come in and behold her! she is a complete creole! I never saw so frightful a complexion!"
"The young lady is a stranger to me," said another, "and I am sure I would not insult her upon any account."
"That is a voice I know," said Jane, stepping to the door. "My dear Miss Damer, I wish to speak to you." Miss Vincent and her friend instantly retreated, and the young lady entered the summer-house with a blushing face.
"Here is a young lady," said Jane, "who is a stranger; and I may add, that she is in a strange land. In introducing her to you, Miss Damer, I hope I am securing a friend for her: one who will not behold her insulted."
Tears now rushed from Miss Arden's eyes. "O! ma'am, I cannot thank you as I feel! Hitherto, I have only kn