A Poor Wise Man
Yet Ellen, with the true snobbishness of the servants' hall, disapproved of Lily's
course while she admired it.
"But they're all against her," Ellen reflected. "The poor thing! And just because of
Willy Cameron. Well, I'll stand by her, if they throw me out for it."
In her romantic head there formed strange, delightful visions. Lily eloping with
Willy Cameron, assisted by herself. Lily in the little Cameron house, astounding
the neighborhood with her clothes and her charm, and being sponsored by Ellen.
The excitement of the village, and the visits to Ellen to learn what to wear for a
first call, and were cards necessary?
Into Ellen's not very hard-working but monotonous life had comes its first dream