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swered. " So long as I know what's expected of me, I can manage."
" What's expected of you, Mrs. Medlock," Mr. Pitcher said, " is that you make sure that he's not disturbed and that he doesn't see what he doesn't want to see."
And then Mary Lennox was led up a broad staircase and down a long corridor and up a short flight of steps and through another corridor and another, until a door opened in a wall and she found herself in a room with a fire in it and a supper on a table.
Mrs. Medlock said unceremoniously:
" Well, here you are! This room and the next are where you'll live — and you must keep to them. Don't you forget that! "
It was in this way Mistress Mary arrived at Misselthwaite Manor and she had perhaps never felt quite so contrary in all her life.