"Aggie," she said to the little girl one day, "I don't know how I lived without you. I used to make pets of my poor leeches."
"I have come for¡ªbut surely you were talking to some one?" she said, addressing Rosamund.
"This is Agnes Frost, mothery," said Irene; "and you are on no account to tire her. She is better now. Are you not, Agnes?"
"It is her first offence; and, after all, the girl is impulsive and has never been subject to control, and there are extenuating circumstances," said the Professor. "My dear," he continued, laying his hand on his wife's very plump shoulder, "you must speak to Lucy from yourself, not from me, dear; for I am too tired. But you must speak to her from yourself, and tell her that she is not to dictate any terms to us with regard to the pupils who come to be educated at Sunnyside. She herself is but one of the pupils. And now, dear, leave me, please."
"I will come in again to-night. The child's case is interesting. She is a dear little creature."