[moving about the kitchen
You'll want to hurry and eat if you're to meet the train on time.
I pray this isn't foolishness, but it's too late now. We made a practical decision; we'll just have to hope for the best. With any luck, Mrs. Spencer will have picked out a good one; a hard worker and obedient like we asked for. I couldn't tolerate a lazy boy or a sullen boy. No, I couldn't abide it and I wouldn't. In spite of all the worry, I'm relieved to know that you'll have a ...