Chapter 21: My Favourite Things. Tea with Jam and Bread by Chris Kent, With homegrown plums making home made jam

After Maria’s less-than-encouraging start as the new governess, she settles down for her first night’s sleep. At this point, it is pouring with rain. As the storm gets worse, there are lightning flashes and thunder crashes, and Maria’s bedroom door bursts open. One by one, the children arrive, seeking comfort from the storm. The younger girls dive under her quilt, while the boys pretend to be unfazed by the wild weather outside. With all the children around her… how will Maria distract them, read more to find out!

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