‘Without a doubt, this, this is the place to be!’ she cried, throwing wide her arms to embrace the magnanimous hillside replete with trees and grasses and charming little shrubs.
Alphonse, somewhat bewildered, looked at her and cleared his throat. ‘Yes, well, if you say so, my dear. But I don’t think young Herbert would like it much at a girls’ school.’
Herbert, who ’til now had hidden behind a lamppost, emerged and nodded vigorously, rumpling his white shirt and merely gaining a headache for his pains.
His mother had already turned towards the headmistress with ardent expectation.