Mlle Souvestre to Mrs Strachey

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Thought she might have the excuse of passing twenty-four hours in England with her friend in order to fetch two pupils, Frances Stephen and Margaret Strachey, from the other side of the Channel, but Mr Stephen announced that the two girls were being brought to Paris. We naturally regret the decision you have taken about Elinor and would rather your choice had been in our favour. They have begun the year with many difficulties to face: Sarah Griffiths is seriously ill and they want at once to get an English girl who will take on all the teaching of that language. She asks her friend's help.