New House was delirious with joy and some of the smaller ones nearly fell in the bath in their excitement. Elizabeth, still blushing with embarrassment at the things she had been saying - Can you do a racing dive? and the girl ups and breaks a school record! - had a hasty consultation with the team. "You old dark horse!" she said to Lynette. "Why didn't you tell us you could swim like that?"
From NEW HOUSE AT NORTHMEAD, Chapter 8, Swimming Gala.