"Silence!" ejaculated a voice; not that of Miss Miller, but one of the upper teachers, a little and dark personage, smartly dressed, but of somewhat morose aspect, who installed herself at the top of one table, while a more buxom lady presided at the other.
What happy combination of the planets presided over her birth, I wonder?
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She will preside over the meeting.
At a sign from the presiding judge, one of the court officers led her away,