Phone before we got on the train, and she's so anxious to see you, and
help me to decide what is best for you to do. You'll love her, Bessie;
you're sure to. She's so good and sweet to everyone. All the girls just
worship her." "If she's half as nice as you, we're sure to love her,"
said Zara. Eleanor laughed. "I'm not half as wonderful as you think I
am, Zara. But I'm nicer than I used to be, I think." "Oh!" "Yes, indeed!
I used to be selfish and thoughtless, caring only about having a good
time myself, and never thinking about other people at all. But Mrs.
Chester talked to me." "I'll bet she never had a chance to scold you."
"I'm afraid she did, Zara; but she didn't want to. That's not her way.
She never scolds people. She just talks to them in that wonderful, quiet
way of hers, and makes them see that they haven't been doing right."
"But I don't believe you ever did anything that wasn't right." "Maybe I
didn't mean to, and maybe it wasn't what I did that was wrong. It was
more what I didn't do." "I don't see what you mean." "Well, I was
careless and thoughtless, just as I said. I used to dance, and play
games, and go to parties all the time." "I think that must be fine!
Didn't you have to work at home, though?" "No; and that was just the
trouble, you see. My people had plenty of money, and they just wanted me
to have a good