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Fifty-Two Stories For Girls By Various Authors
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"Here you are, miss," said the red-faced cabby, putting his head in at the cab window, "this is Miss Melford's school." It was a large, many windowed, white house on... More > Hertford Green, in sight of the famous spires of Silverbridge, and was for some six months to be both home and school to me, Gloria Dene. I was late in my arrival, and I was tired, for I had come all the way from Erlingham in the heart of Norfolk, and moreover, I was hungry, and just a little homesick, and already wanted to return to the old homestead and to Uncle Gervase and Aunt Ducie, who had taken the place of my parents. The cabman gave a loud rat-a-tat with the lion-headed knocker, and in due course a rosy-faced servant maid opened the door and ushered me in. Then she preceded me through a broad flagged hall, lit by crimson lamps. And as I went I heard a sweet and thrilling voice singing, "Home, home, sweet, sweet home, Be it ever so humble there's no place like home."< Less