The Refusal

"What offense did I commit, Mother?" Catherine demanded.  "All I did was turn down Mr. Nivens' proposal of marriage."   They were sitting outside the hotel facing the sea.  The family  was vacationing at their favorite seaside resort for part of the summer.  It was there that Mr. Nivens had proposed to Catherine and she politely …

Lily

Although Lily was small in stature, Ordinary and poor, she did radiate Confidence and faith that she Was the perfect choice for the Job of governess.  Like her heroine Jane Eyre she was not to going to Be Intimidated by Mr. Thornber.   He may be big, boisterous and brusque But she could match his demeanour …

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