Before Violet could respond, a cluster of quietly tittering girls walked by, noses raised. The words “social climbers” whispered loudly. One of the girls frowned at the comment and stepped forward.
“Grace! It’s so good to see you again,” Catherine Lancaster greeted. She introduced her rude friends, who smiled coldly.
Victoria Pearson, Angelina Upton, and Wilhelmina Overton all held matching facial expressions, like they had swallowed bad oysters.
Grace adored Catherine and wondered why such a lovely girl was associating with these snobs. “It has been too long, Cat.” She introduced her own friends from school, who smiled warmly.