Date: 17 Dec 2013 9:45 pm Title: Chapter 1
Yet another good example of Hilda finding a way to temper justice with mercy, as she so often does. I did like the way in which she and Jeanne de Lachenais reviewed other expulsions and almost-expulsions as a way of justifying Hilda's eventual decision not to expel Margot for this behaviour, combined with Margot's own reputation for struggling to improve her behaviour on other occasions. I also think that even though Jack informed Hilda of the gravity of Joey's condition when he came to see her, she had pretty much made her decision about Margot's future by then and wasn't influenced by this news, except to feel even more strongly that her decision was justified.
Thank you, Fiona.
Date: 17 Dec 2013 4:18 pm Title: Chapter 1
Just read this for what I think was the first time. Really brilliant and explains, going by past examples, why it was probably correct not for Margot to have been expelled.