No Mrs. Wiley appeared, however, and in a few day the children forgot to look for her. Mary was apparently a fixture at the manse. But she refused to go to school with the others.
“Nope. I’ve finished my education,” she said, when Faith urged her to go. “I went to school four winters since I come to Mrs. Wiley’s and I’ve had all I want of THAT. I’m sick and tired of being everlastingly jawed at ‘cause I didn’t get my home-lessons done. I’D no time to do home-lessons.”
“Our teacher won’t jaw you. He is awfully nice,” said Faith.