For the Major
"I wonder that you take the trouble," she said, referring to the proposed reception.
The blue orbs of Madam Carroll dwelt upon her for a moment. "We must fill our position," she answered. "We did not make it; it has been allotted to us. Its duties are therefore our duties."
"But are they real duties, mamma? May they not be fictitious ones? If we should drop them for a while--as an experiment?"
"If we should drop them," answered Madam Carroll--"if we should drop them, Far Edgerley, socially s