Wylie


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Wy·lie

 (wī′lē), Elinor Morton Hoyt 1885-1928.
American writer best remembered for her poems, especially those collected in Nets to Catch the Wind (1921). Her novels include Jennifer Lorn (1923).
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"I'll tell of you this time, Miss Wylie; indeed I will.
Oh bother!" said Miss Wylie. "The Lady Abbess takes good care to shut out all the noise we make.
Then came a reply, in a tone of honeyed sweetness, from Miss Wylie:
Miss Wylie unexpectedly treated this as a smart repartee instead of a rebuke.
you have torn me." Miss Wylie had pulled at her schoolfellow's skirt, and pulled too hard.
"Miss Wylie," said Miss Wilson, flushing slightly, "I must ask you to leave the room."
"If you attempt to follow, Miss Wylie, I shall regard it as an intrusion."
The three went out; and Miss Wylie, left behind in disgrace, made a surpassing grimace at Miss Lindsay, who glanced back at her.
"Miss Wylie," said Gertrude, becoming scarlet: "you are very--oh!
"Am I Miss Wylie?" demanded Agatha, relentlessly continuing the torture.
If you ever get sulky with me again, or call me Miss Wylie, I will kill you.
"I have broken the rules by sliding down the banisters to-day with Miss Carpenter and Miss Wylie. Miss Wylie went first."