Date: 21 Aug 2017 12:22 am Title: Chapter 1 Nicola
I hope Dollie Edwards does tell some home truths to Miss Parker but I hope she also has a good hard look at her own responsibility and that of other staff for the situation. I know there are staffing problems/shortages etc but it's twhen that happens that the strength of a system is seen.
Date: 20 Aug 2017 3:58 pm Title: Chapter 24 Revolt
So, the tangled web is really starting to unravel - methinks Miss Nicola Parker is going to find herself with some difficult explaining to do. At one level, I'm relieved that it was Mrs. Griffin who came upon the 'revolt' - she, at least, could be seen as a 'neutral' party, as she is no relation to the twins. At least The Silver Sword should hold the other children's attention, though to be truthful, I doubt they'll get much out of it just now, unless Mrs. Entwistle is very firm with them and insists on their settling to work. It will be interesting to see whether she achieves that before the children have poured out to her just what's happened, which would rather neutralise Dollie Edwards' plan to keep her and Bits out of the after-lunch discussions, but... Glad Dollie is able to take Anna to see Marya without delay, and that the conversation with Anna reveals so much about what's been happening all term. Thanks, Myth Tree.
Date: 20 Aug 2017 2:13 pm Title: Chapter 24 Revolt
Well done Dollie. Nicola really went to far this time. Miss filling in the register, holding Anna in her place and shouting at the form. In many ways she deserves all she gets including the sack, but it will only reinforce her attitudes to life and to children. Time under supervision at the CS would be more beneficial to her, but I think she may have gone too far.
Date: 20 Aug 2017 1:46 pm Title: Chapter 24 Revolt
At last someone knows what's been happening! Look forward to hearing sharp words said to Nicola - but will she actually understand what she's told - guess she'll still blame Marya for everythung, including probably losing her job!
Date: 18 Aug 2017 4:01 pm Title: Chapter 23 Anna
Anna's hands must have felt sore when Marya fell and hurt hers. Good that she has seen through Joy, I hope Amy and Clare can help her after Anna's home truths.
I like how Miranda is developing a personality apart from her old gang and pleased to that her home life is improving.
Date: 18 Aug 2017 3:40 pm Title: Chapter 23 Anna
Love the way Anna's subconscious worries play themselves out - so typical of her. She can show anxieties through her behaviour, but in some ways is as unable to express them verbally as Marya is. But not for the first time, we see just how much she relies on Marya ("it's a twin thing", as someone else mentioned in an earlier episode of this saga) Interesting that Miranda is the only one to express any anxiety for Marya, though even she tries to rationalise it by going along with the swimming practice theory in the end. But she is trying so much harder to be nice. As for the others..... I'm sure they will all be horrified when the truth comes out, though in fairness, they are only children.
Date: 17 Aug 2017 2:10 am Title: Chapter 22 What to do
You've got me hooked on this story now (apologies for not being a frequent commentator) - I'm so pleased things look like they might be going to get sorted out. I want to see a few people get their comeuppance!
Date: 16 Aug 2017 8:50 pm Title: Chapter 22 What to do
Glad Miss Silver is going to get a real dressing down hopefully, though could see her using it to try to hurt the family at the church, hopefully it won't though. Glad people are aware though guessing they will even now have no idea of how bad things were.
Date: 16 Aug 2017 4:22 pm Title: Chapter 22 What to do
My first reaction was to wonder why on earth Miss Edwards hadn't immediately instigated her own enquiries after Louisa's phone call, but reading the chapter a second time, I think her method was indeed the right one. I'm not sure John, or even Louisa fully agree though! Loved Elsie Carr's telling Louisa she needed to change and clean up before doing anything else. Glad that Louisa was able to let John have his say and then calm him down sufficiently to be able to drive safely back to the hospital with Marya's things, before having her own rant about what she had found in Anning Lodge. She'll be very relieved to know that Matron Gomme will be back that day and will make sure matters are cleared up - and that she'll make sure Miss Silver does undo the mess she's created.
Now, who is finally coming to tell Miss Edwards that a pupil is missing? My money is on Miss Parker, who will be both angry and adamant that it's all a pack of lies and the naughty Marya is simply hiding somewhere, (I don't envy her when the truth comes out) accompanied by either Anna or Georgie, probably the latter.
Date: 16 Aug 2017 2:40 pm Title: Chapter 1 Nicola
Sorry but I think Dollie Edwards should have gone over to Anning House and SACKED Miss Silver on the spot once she's seen the mees over there and interviewed the pupils about what has been happening. Louisa has only seen a bit of the problem on her brief visit so has only told Miss Edwards a small part of everything that has gone wrong.
Surely there must be someone who can do the running round for Matron Gomme? She doesn't have to be a qualified Matron, just someone who can obey instructions.
I'm not sure I would have waited to see if anyone reported Marya as missing but I can understand why she decides to do this.
I wonder who is coming to report Marya's absence. My bet is on either Anna or perhaps Miranda or Georgie. Perhaps they were half running because Nosey Parker didn't want them to report it, thinking that Marya was playing up again?
I'm really "enjoying" this story. Hugs to Marya.
Date: 16 Aug 2017 12:39 pm Title: Chapter 22 What to do
Good - Miss Silver will get what's coming to her. Hope she won't go off in a huff and leave Matron Gomme, who will need her to run around doing things which will come as a shock to the lazy one! So who is coming to report Marya's absence - guess it's Anna, but is it also Nicola, if so she'll be cross rather than worried!
Date: 16 Aug 2017 12:26 pm Title: Chapter 22 What to do
I am glued to this story! Poor Marya, I'm so glad she was picked up by people who knew her, and hopefully she'll recover from her ordeal.
But when, oh when, is that witch Parker going to get her comeuppance?!
Great story, BTW, I love how you've worked in new charaters with old so that it stands on its own as a story but draws in strands from the original CS world.
Date: 13 Aug 2017 5:28 pm Title: Chapter 21 Walk
Let's hope something can be done now! If Marya, Anna and the others can tell what's been happening - and in the case of 'matron' what hasn't - we'll maybe get somewhere. Make my day if Nicola gets her jotters..........
Date: 13 Aug 2017 5:12 pm Title: Chapter 21 Walk
So pleased Marya is safe, hope she is able to explain everything to her parents and that it will all be ok.
Date: 13 Aug 2017 1:58 pm Title: Chapter 21 Walk
Great that Louisa and Mitch found her. Now there should be lots of explanations. The matron will surely get into very big trouble. Not so sure about Miss Parker -will they get to hear about herbehaviour to Marya? If Marya herself doesn't say, will Anna or Amy do so? Have a nasty feeling Miss Parker will think running away justifies all she thinks about Marya!
Date: 13 Aug 2017 1:39 pm Title: Chapter 21 Walk
I'm another who is very thankful that Louise and Mitch found Marya - I'm also amazed that the child was actually close to home by then. Mitch will treat her injuries, Cecily is there, and will be when she rouses from the sedation. Meantime John and Louisa can find out what on earth is going on at school - hopefully both in the Lodge, and in the classroom. Oh, and lovely that Louise and Mitch can now be open about being engaged - not before time!