Legacy of Shadows, Ch. 6
When Morganne came to the kitchen for breakfast next morning, it was to find Bess apparently in a sour mood.
"Mr. Collins is going to hold a party," she informed Morganne, with a tight-lipped grimace, as though having parties was a distasteful thing to do. "Lucy is positively skipping through the house."
Morganne noticed that Bess was filling up a large basket with cheeses and small pies and other foods.
"Are you preparing for a picnic?" Morganne asked.
"No, this is a gift for Mrs. Fillmore," Bess replied, "She lives down in the village. Mrs. Fillmore has taken ill in her later years and is on her sickbed." Bess was now tying a ribbon onto the basket.
"May I come into town with you?" Morganne asked.
Legacy of Shadows, Ch.5
Throughout the day, even as she tutored Elizabeth, Morganne's thoughts wandered, images swirling through her mind -- a pale woman in white, floating through a dark room ; the caretaker, his face so frank and earnest. After lessons, Elizabeth bundled her books into her arms and started off to her room, but before she reached the door she turned back and called, hesitantly, "Miss Casey?"
The girl hovered near the door a moment, then came back across the room, plunked her schoolbooks upon a table, and sat back down next to her governess.
"Miss Casey, are you all right? You seemed distracted today. Is there anything wrong?"
Morganne looked into Elizabeth's upturned face, looked into her expressive blue eyes and saw concern there. If Morganne denied that anything was bothering her, Elizabeth w