Meanwhile, Faith’s soul was being harrowed up in Rainbow Valley. Mary Vance was there and, as usual, in a lecturing mood. She gave Faith to understand that she had disgraced herself and her father beyond redemption and that she, Mary Vance, was done with her. “Everybody” was talking, and “everybody” said the same thing.
“I simply feel that I can’t associate with you any longer,” she concluded.
“WE are going to associate with her then,” cried Nan Blythe. Nan secretly thought Faith HAD done a awful thing, but she wasn’t going to let Mary Vance run matters in this high-handed fashion. “And if YOU are not you needn’t come any more to Rainbow Valley, MISS Vance.”