"Young ladies, young ladies," Violet tapped her baton rapidly upon her desk. "We will now proceed to chemistry. The properties, young ladies, the principles of Earth's elements tabulated here before you to be seen and known by all alike. Female as well as male."
        The young ladies laughed politely, with genteel pleasure. Their chins were high held by their collars and by desire, by courage and a certain mounting, cumulative exhilaration
for they were, were they not, upon the crest of the flood tide.