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Summary:

After the ice carnival, Susie needs to re-establish the bounds of her relationship with Nell, and matters come to a head when Matron Wilson steps in. An eventful trip to Spartz and the ensuing row force Rafaela to take a long look at her behaviour, and Evelyn seemingly cannot escape her world of fear. On top of this, there is the small matter of the junior school thief to be considered. As the end of term approaches, will any of them be able to find a solution to their troubles?


Rated: General
Categories: Ste Therese's House Characters: Minor character(s), Nell Wilson, OC
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Friendship, Humour, Romance, School Story
Challenges:
Series: Tea and Militancy
Chapters: 50 Completed: Yes
Word count: 80679 Read: 119091
Published: 23 Jun 2011 Updated: 30 Dec 2011
Story Notes:

Many thanks to Abi, Chubbymonkey and Beecharmer for letting me bounce ideas around and for making inspired suggestions of their own.

And very grateful thanks to the commenters, both regular and occasional, who really give me the inspiration to keep on writing this rather tortuous tale!

1. In Sickness And In Health by Finn [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (1614 words)

2. On the Sonnalpe by Finn [Reviews - 1] (802 words)

3. Elsewhere by Finn [Reviews - 1] (1248 words)

4. More Measles by Finn [Reviews - 1] (806 words)

5. Bad News by Finn [Reviews - 1] (430 words)

6. At Breakfast by Finn [Reviews - 1] (774 words)

7. A Music Lesson by Finn [Reviews - 1] (1376 words)

8. An awkward conversation by Finn [Reviews - 1] (937 words)

9. Time For Reflection by Finn [Reviews - 1] (1081 words)

10. Sleepless nights by Finn [Reviews - 1] (715 words)

11. Ragging the prefects by Finn [Reviews - 1] (630 words)

12. The Staff Room by Finn [Reviews - 1] (1665 words)

13. Night-time Prowlings by Finn [Reviews - 1] (615 words)

14. A Prefects Meeting by Finn [Reviews - 1] (606 words)

15. A Lakeside Stroll by Finn [Reviews - 1] (1157 words)

16. A Little Relaxation by Finn [Reviews - 1] (757 words)

17. Madame Steps In by Finn [Reviews - 1] (1136 words)

18. Tristan Frets by Finn [Reviews - 1] (1032 words)

19. Walking Out by Finn [Reviews - 1] (1408 words)

20. Matron Wilson Speaks Out by Finn [Reviews - 3] (794 words)

21. Playtime by Finn [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1777 words)

22. Rachmaninoff by Finn [Reviews - 6] (2148 words)

Thanks very much for the comments :)

23. Confessions by Finn [Reviews - 5] starstarstarhalf-star (2604 words)

Thanks for the comments, m'dears

24. Evelyn strikes out by Finn [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1899 words)

Thank you for the comments! I should apologise, I suppose - I'm not able to update very regularly, which is probably quite annoying for those of you who like reading this, but I'm oddly a lot busier now than before I got ill! Anyway, I've a biggish chunk written so there'll be a glut of updates in the next few days, I imagine - enjoy!

25. Causing a scene by Finn [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarhalf-star (2658 words)

Thanks for the comments, as ever - nice to know people are still reading!

26. The Skelettbund by Finn [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1614 words)

Thanks for the comments!

27. What happened in Spartz by Finn [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1532 words)

Thank you for the comments! Sorry it's been so long between updates - I've not been in a position to write, lately, and I'm not likely to be for some time, since festival season is hard upon us and that's the busiest time in a morris dancer's life...Still, here is the next part, and I hope to resume better service in a couple of weeks.

28. Several events happening all at once by Finn [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (2782 words)

29. Inside the Rathaus by Finn [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2083 words)

Thanks for the comments! Sorry for the major delays in between updates at the moment - I'm a bit sick of T&M so I need a lot of encouragement to write any...so feel free to nag me!

 

 

30. How they got out, and what happened then by Finn [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarstar (2860 words)

Thank you for commenting - it really makes a difference to know that this story isn't just going out into the void! Here is a biggish chunk to wrap up the Spartz bit, and then back to the plot! (What do you mean, what plot?)

31. What to do? by Finn [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1634 words)

Thank you for all the encouraging comments! It really makes writing this story worthwhile, to know that people are enjoying it.

32. Breakfast time by Finn [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (4061 words)

Thank you once more for the comments - they're lovely to read :)

33. The walk to school by Finn [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (1289 words)

Thank you as ever for the comments - I love to get them as it makes me feel happy that the story is being read!

34. Sarah's advice by Finn [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (2278 words)

Thank you very much for the comments, especially the ones that made me laugh!

35. Rafaela in Coventry by Finn [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1595 words)

Thank you for the comments! Such universal love for Sarah! Delightful :-)

On with the next bit - hope you enjoy.

36. Evelyn Investigates by Finn [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (2010 words)

Thanks for the comments!

37. On The Barenbad by Finn [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (1660 words)

Thanks for the comments, several of which made me laugh! I appreciate the effort!

Next piece - I forgot to tag the little beginning section onto the last update - twit. Here it is now!

38. A mystery solved by Finn [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (1060 words)

Thank you for all the comments. Souls that have been possessed in patience will not have to wait much longer, I promise :D

39. A Guilty Conscience by Finn [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (2114 words)

Thank you, as ever, for the comments. This update was brought to you courtesy of London Midland and Aspall's Cider. Can you spot which was which?

40. Plans for the Show by Finn [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (1778 words)

Thank you for the comments!

41. Her own punishment by Finn [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (1072 words)

Thank you for the comments! Glad to hear you're enjoying it...

42. A trip away by Finn [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (1110 words)

Thanks for the comments! Here is some more...

43. An evening out by Finn [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarhalf-star (2148 words)

Thanks for the comments! Stand by for one of my super-updates. I apologise for the fact that they say nothing of real consequence. Think of it as a gentle interlude...

44. Evelyn's letter by Finn [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1122 words)

Thank you as ever for the comments! It makes my day, to hear how people are enjoying this story and I love reading about the bits you all pick out to comment on :D

45. Mollie Maynard has news by Finn [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarhalf-star (982 words)

Thank you very much for the comments. You are all lovely.

46. Telling Madame by Finn [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1651 words)

Thank you for the comments! I thought that, after my comments about EBD's timeline, the CBB's timeline and the one I thought up before I knew about the CBB or EBD's sudden decision that Joey was 18 in 1938 being all squiffy, I would post here the response I gave to Abi's latest comment on T&M.

My timeline certainly works, at least as far as 1930 or so. School set up in 1925 (the date of the publication of School at), up to the Passion Play at Oberammagau in 1930. It's only when you then realise that Joey is supposed to be 18 or something in 1938 that it goes a bit wonky, but as I only had the first seven books for many many years I didn't realise this fact. As it is, I conceived of and started (mentally) writing this story in the 1920s before I'd read any of the later books or joined the CBB, so I had no idea how awkward the timelines became later on! So it's irretrievably set in the 20s and I can't see Susie any other way...

I wasn't helped by the illustrations in my hardbacks which have Joey and the Robin wearing classically 20s frocks with lovely dropped waists, and Madge even looking a bit 20s. So I maintain that I'm right, and that Joey was a lot older when she married Jack, and...well, EBD's just wrong!

Anyway, this story won't get up to 1938 so it won't cause problems that way.

 

I hope that's of some use (or possibly even interest) to anyone reading this! At least you know where I'm coming from now.

 

47. A God-given chance (22/12/11) by Finn [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1252 words)

Thank you as ever for the comments - they are greatly appreciated. I am reliably informed that this drabble has skipped up the Most Read list and so I want to say thank you to all you readers - I'm very grateful that you think T&M is worth the time!

A reflective passage.

48. A Little Mischief (23/12/11) by Finn [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (867 words)

Thank you for the comments - such lovely ones, too!

Time for a last burst from the juniors and then it's home for them, I fear! And Paris for Susie :D

49. A Few Pranks by Finn [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (4500 words)

Thank you for the comments, m'dears. I appreciate the effort you've taken to send me these encouraging messages.

A bumper update, and rather festive if not quite the right time of year. And then I'll have just one more, which will hopefully appear before the new year. But this one is huge. Think of it as my Christmas present to you all, if you like :D in thanks for the loyalty you've showed to this very silly story!

Happy Christmas, everyone!

50. The Concert by Finn [Reviews - 13] starstarstarstarstar (4956 words)

Thank you for the comments! This is the last bit of T&M for a while, though I will be back sometime in the spring with some postcards from Paris. But you can't say I've not done you proud - this was 11 1/2 pages of writing in Word!

In the meantime, thank you for all the support and the comments I've had throughout the last year, and see the end comments for further thanks and so forth.

Onwards!