"I don't think much of her, whosoever she is," said Christie, tossing the intact packet back into the corner.
Nevertheless, by some feminine inconsistency, evidently the circumstance did make them think more of HIM, for a minute later, when they had reentered their own room, Christie remarked, "The idea of petting a man by his family name!
"Do you mean," said Christie, with glistening eyes and awful deliberation--"do you mean to say that we're expected to fall in with this insufferable familiarity?
"They call me Miss Jessie; and Kearney, the little one, asked me if Christie played."
Christie turned away, relapsing into her old resigned manner, and assuming her household duties in a quiet, temporizing way that was, however, without hope or expectation.
The young girls retired early to their white snow-drifts: Jessie not without some hilarious struggles with hers, in which she was, however, quickly surprised by the deep and refreshing sleep of youth; Christie to lie awake and listen to the night wind, that had changed from the first cool whispers of sunset to the sturdy breath of the mountain.
Christie crept nearer to the edge of the slope in the shadow of a buckeye.
Christie darted back to the cabin, and softly reentered her room.
"Not in the least," said Christie, with a strange little laugh.
FILE-The Statue held for sale in Christie
's NY CAIRO - 8 April 2019: Christie
's Auction and Private Sales in New York is holding an auction entitled "Antiques", which includes many antiquities dating back to ancient Egypt, in addition to antiquities from the Roman Era.