Oh, they laugh at everything the least bit odd, and that is n't pleasant.
I 'm so poorly, mamma says I need n't go to school regularly, while you are here, only two or three times a week, just to keep up my music and French.
asked Polly, struck by the word and hoping it did n't mean anything very bad.
But she did n't let the contrast between herself and Fan trouble her; for in a minute she laughed and said, contentedly, "My mother likes me to dress simply, and I don't mind.
You must n't mind my staring, dear," said Madam, softly pinching her rosy cheek.
Polly thought that a very odd speech, and could n't help saying, "Are n't Fan and Maud little girls, too?
In my day, children of fourteen and fifteen did n't dress in the height of the fashion; go to parties, as nearly like those of grown people as it 's possible to make them; lead idle, giddy, unhealthy lives, and get blas, at twenty.
Bird sat on one side, Fanny on the other, and both let her alone, for which she was very grateful, as her whole attention was so absorbed in the scene around her, that she could n't talk.
Our little girl was too innocent to understand half the jokes, and often wondered what people were laughing at; but, as the first enchantment subsided, Polly began to feel uncomfortable, to be sure her mother would n't like to have her there, and to wish she had n't come.
I don't wish to be rude, but I did n't," answered Polly.
Some of it was rather queer; but, of course, it was proper, or all our set would n't go.
I know it was n't proper for little girls to see, or I should n't have been so ashamed