She wants Flora. Mrs. Grose might, as I gave it to her, fairly have fallen away from me had I not been prepared. I still held her there, to show I was. As Ive told you, however, it doesnt matter.
Because youve made up your mind? But to what?
And what do you call everything?
Why, sending for their uncle.
Oh, miss, in pity do, my friend broke out.
ah, but I will, I will! I see its the only way. Whats out, as I told you, with Miles is that if he thinks Im afraid toand has ideas of what he gains by thathe shall see hes mistaken. Yes, yes; his uncle shall have it here from me on the spot (and before the boy himself, if necessary) that if Im to be reproached with having done nothing again about more school
Yes, miss my companion pressed me.
Well, theres that awful reason.
There were now clearly so many of these for my poor colleague that she was excusable for being vague. Butawhich?
Why, the letter from his old place.
Youll show it to the master?
I ought to have done so on the instant.
Oh, no! said Mrs. Grose with decision.
Ill put it before him, I went on inexorably, that I cant undertake to work the question on behalf of a child who has been expelled
For weve never in the least known what! Mrs. Grose declared.
For wickedness. For what elsewhen hes so clever and beautiful and perfect? Is he stupid? Is he untidy? Is he infirm? Is he ill-natured? Hes exquisiteso it can be only that; and that would open up the whole thing. After all, I said, its their uncles fault. If he left here such people!
He didnt really in the least know them. The faults mine. She had turned quite pale.
Well, you shant suffer, I answered.
The children shant! she emphatically returned.
I was silent awhile; we looked at each other. Then what am I to tell him?
You neednt tell him anything. Ill tell him.
I measured this. Do you mean youll write? Remembering she couldnt, I caught myself up. How do you communicate?
I tell the bailiff. He writes.
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