Marjorie Dean High School Senior
Excerpt: ...Marjorie 158 the desired opportunity. "I think Laurie ought to ask you to take part in his revue, Mignon. You sang beautifully in the Rebellious Princess. I suppose he would rather choose the girls for it from among the Lookouts. But he said last night that he was going to be very sure that those he asked to help him would work together without friction." "Are you accusing me of being a trouble-maker?" Mignon sprang to her feet, her black eyes snapping with anger. "I want you to understand--" "Please allow me to go on with what I was about to say," came the dignified interruption. "I will not--" began Mignon. Her furious tone changing to one of sullenness, she muttered, "Well, say it." "I know you won't like to hear this, but it must be said. Laurie intends to ask Veronica Browning to take part in the revue. She dances very cleverly and is sure to please the audience. I know that you don't like Veronica, simply because she is poor," Marjorie went on bravely. "I know, too, that you have said unkind things about her to others. I have learned that you circulated the report that she was paid to come to Jerry's Hallowe'en party and dance. This was not the case. She offered to dance at Jerry's of her own free will. She did not remain for the party, simply because she did not wish to do so. If you take part in the revue and Veronica agrees to be in it, too, then you will have to treat her with 159 courtesy and make no slighting remarks about her behind her back. Should you do so, and were Laurie to hear of it, he would be very angry." "That for your servant girl!" Mignon snapped derisive fingers. "I shall say whatever I please to her or about her." "Then you are not a true Lookout," condemned Marjorie sternly. "Every time you make an unkind remark about Veronica or in fact anyone else, you are breaking the Golden Rule. We all promised to live up to it. As an officer of the club, you are...
- 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
- 13 Sep 2013
- United States
- black & white illustrations