Mlle Souvestre to 'Ma bien chere Janie' [Mrs Strachey]

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Written from Loch Awe Hotel. Instead of spending her holiday months in the Tyrol as planned, she had had to stay in Scotland, where the charm of the country had conquered her, the persistent rain being the only drawback. She was now about to journey to the Continent as she had affairs to settle at Antwerp and Paris. She suggested that Dorothy who was coming to Scotland at the end of the month should put forward her visit and join her somewhere in Scotland. She would also like to discuss further Pernel's future since Mrs. Strachey had already brought up the question with her of Pernel earning her living. Teaching gives time for personal study and research, so she would suggest that Pernel should spend a r at Allenswood as a mistress so that she could find out what her special bent was. Now the only points to settle were: was it really serious for her to earn her own living and would it be advantageous for her to start off at Allenswood? She considers her young guest should have written her, not a line since she left.