“I don’t see that it was any harm,” said Faith defiantly. “Not MUCH of my legs showed. It wasn’t WRONG and it didn’t hurt anybody.”
“It will hurt Dad. You KNOW it will. You know people blame him whenever we do anything queer.”
“I didn’t think of that,” muttered Faith.
“That’s just the trouble. You didn’t think and you SHOULD have thought. That’s what our Club is for—to bring us up and MAKE us think. We promised we’d always stop and think before doing things. You didn’t and you’ve got to be punished, Faith—and real hard, too. You’ll wear those striped stockings to school for a week for punishment.”