"Jane Eyre"
by Charlotte Bronte

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     I nodded.

     "And won't you be sorry to leave poor Bessie?"

     "What does Bessie care for me? She is always scolding me."

     "Because you're such a queer, frightened, shy little thing. You should be bolder."

     "What! to get more knocks?"


     "Nonsense! But you are rather put upon, that's certain. My mother said, when she came to see me last week, that she would not like a little one of her own to be in your place.--Now, come in, and I've some good news for you."

     "I don't think you have, Bessie."

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