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College at Grovebury, under its able head-mistress, Miss Burd, had made itself quite a name in the neighborhood.
The door behind the row of palms and ferns was opening, and Miss Burd, in scholastic cap and gown, was ushering in the Mayor, the Mayoress, several Town Councilors and their wives, a few clergy, the head-master of the School of Art, and, to the place of honor in the middle, Sir James Hilton, the Member of Parliament for Grovebury, who was to conduct the ceremony of the afternoon.
Lispeth Scott, the head girl, went boldly to Miss Burd, and asked permission for those who liked to bring thermos flasks, cups, and bags of buns and cakes, and hold parties in the various class-rooms.
I promised Miss Burd not to let those intermediates get too outrageous, and I have to listen out for them.
Miss Burd wants us to get up a sort of Reconstruction Society in the school.
Miss Burd had great confidence in Lispeth, and consequently, when they had talked over the matter of the new society which she wished to be formed in the school, she decided to leave its institution entirely in the hands of her head girl.
Miss Burd, careful for the cause of discipline, made a new rule that any form showing a record of a single cross for conduct would be debarred for a week from the use of the asphalt tennis-courts, a decidedly drastic measure, but one that in her opinion was necessary to meet the emergency.
Miss Burd has given us authority and she likes us to use it ourselves as much as we can, without appealing to her.
Miss Burd if I may run over into the Abbey and leave it on the organ for him.
It was only a few hundred yards from the school to the Abbey, and Miss Burd readily gave the girls permission to take Dr.