Education: Surprise

When they heard the horrible clatter that came from the ground floor, the schoolgirls shivered in their beds. When it continued, like the uproar that might herald the approach of some terrible invasion, they left their beds and crept to the head of the stairs. Below them, they saw a Roman scene. A lady somewhat their senior, in a nightgown, indiscreet and hilarious, bade them come down to a feast which she had made ready.

The lady in the nightgown was Miss Clara B. Spence, the principal of the Spence School, where the...

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