began to suspect. She ran to the door; he was not in sight; she flew around to the play-yard; he was not there. Then she called :
"Tom!" Come back Tom ! "
She listened intently, but there was no answer. She had no companions but silence and loneliness. So she sat down to cry again and upbraid herself; and by this time the scholars began to gather again, and she had to hide her griefs and still her broken heart and take up the cross of a long, dreary, aching afternoon, with none among the strangers about her to exchange sorrows with.