Monday, May 23, 2011

Quote of the Day

In the car the chatter gradually died and one by one the girls sank into gloomy silence, even Susan.  Aunt Lucy, after a few studiously bright remarks which met with little reponse except groans, said accusingly, "Well, I don't know why you should all be so miserable, you'll like it when you get there, you know you do!"
"Like it when we get there!" thought Midge.  Aunt Lucy must be mad. Perhaps some people liked school, she thought, but if they did they must be mad too and anyway, she wasn't one of them. Charlotte quoted with great feeling, "Shades of the prison house begin to close..."

From SUSAN AT SCHOOL, Chapter 1, New Girls. Thanks to Pam for suggesting this quote. It's hard to understand why the Carmichael family spent so much on trying to get these girls educated since during all their time at the school they seemed to learn absolutely nothing, the only knowledge they had appearing to come from books that they read during the holidays!