And Tildy was content to be the unwooed drudge if Aileen could receive the flattery and the homage.
Her spirits had been very low; but, somehow, Tildy had managed to revive them.
“Please be quick, Tildy, and go,” said Maggie in a determined voice.
Tildy shuddered, and said that Mrs. Ross should not say things of that sort.
You see Mrs. Tildy Ann and grandmother were having such a long-way-back time, I had to dress up to match everything.
Accordingly she sent for Tildy and told her what she expected her to do.
One stout gentleman whom she and Tildy had privately christened "The Hog" presented her with a turquoise ring.
The girl, whose name was Agnes, stared for a minute at Tildy.
Tildy presently brought up a meagre supper, of which the mother and daughter partook almost in silence.
That Tildy did nothing of the kind was proved to us all too soon.