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CHAPTER III PHILIP, with due reticence, told his adventure to Miss
Laura whilst she poured out tea. " What a great tomboy !" she
exclaimed. " Not my idea of one," he replied critically. "What was
she like, Phil?" " Oh, she had curious, brighty-brown hair, you
know, which shone in the light." " That must have been Connie
Madryn, then I" " Do you know her ?" he asked, and it seemed an
extraordinary privilege. " Oh, yes, Madame Bard brings her to tea.
I daresay she'll come to our picnic." And?wonderful coincidence
!?Philip thought it possible that he might be sitting in the very
chair which the vision on the wall had occupied; but he did not
inquire whether Miss Laura thought this miracle likely. Newly
aroused sex-cunning counselled secrecy. He fixed his hopes on the
promised picnic, and gathered information concerning Madame Bard's
establishment. Most of the pupils, he learnt, would go for their
holidays next week, but a few of theEnglish girls were to remain
during the vacation for the improvement of their French. "And I
hope, Phil," said Miss Bassett, "that you will brush up yours. Your
accent is deplorable." But the boy was in a state of elation.
French and all other serious occupations were forgotten. He was
moving through golden mysteries. From the tops of the solemn
mountains to the blue lake the enchantment stretched, a new sense
permeating every beautiful thing. Words, catching the magic, were
no longer precise recorders of ideas, but spiritual interpreters of
emotion. One early morning, looking across the lake at the
mountains in the pure light, he asked himself aloud, " What has
happened to me ?" for he seemed to feel reflected in his own soul
the limpid glory of the morning. The soft wind stirred the lake and
rustled the leaves. Thr...
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