Charlotte quoted with great feeling, "Shades of the prison-house begin to close-"
Susan, whose round rosy face looked a little paler than usual, swallowed the great lump that had got stuck in her throat and was making her feel quite sick. Even the thought of her beautiful new uniform - royal blue gym tunic, warm grey hooded cloak lined with royal blue, the neat grey flannel suit for Sunday - didn't cheer her up as it had in the past fortnight. She said, "It's all very well for you and Midge, but what about me? How would you like to be a new girl? In January too, not even September when there would be other new girls. I'll die."
From SUSAN AT SCHOOL, Chapter 1, New Girls.