Mlle Souvestre to Mrs Strachey

Scope and Content

She is sure her friend is right and that rupture between her and Lina is inevitable and that to delay is only to aggravate things between them. Her heart aches for Lina but now she is beginning to speak in public against the house and to the children. It is possible that an absence of one or two years from 'Les Ruches' may induce a different outlook in her but at the moment she speaks only of a definite departure. She has summoned a Lawyer, demands her share of everything to be handed over so that she can depart. With envelope.