"I WON'T!" SAID MARY 211
" I was working in the garden with Dickon," said Mary.
Colin f rowTned and condescended to look at her.
" I won't let that boy come here if you go and stay with him instead of coming to talk to me," he said.
Mary flew into a fine passion. She could fly into a passion without making a noise. She just grew sour and obstinate and did not care what happened.
" If you send Dickon away, I'll never come into this room again!" she retorted.
" You'll have to if I want you," said Colin.
"I won't! " said Mary.
" I'll make you," said Colin. " They shall drag you in."
" Shall they, Mr. Rajah! " said Mary fiercely. " They may drag me in but they can't make me talk when they get me here. I'll sit and clench my teeth and never tell you one thing. I won't even look at you. I'll stare at the floor! " k
They were a nice agreeable pair as they glared at each other. If they had been two little street boys they would have sprung at each other and had a rough-and-tumble fight. As it was, they did the next thing to it.
" You are a selfish thing! " cried Colin.
11 What are you? " said Mary. " Selfish people