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2 years, 11 months ago
I was introduced to Miss Limplinger, a governess
whose charges had
outgrown her, and who was returning to England. Mrs. Pritchard had made
arrangements for Miss Limplinger to share my stateroom on the voyage and
to watch over me.
Dose it mean: Because of her responsibilities she seemed older than her real age?
Source: Listening for Lions by
Mar 24, 2020 at 6:44
Viser Hashemi Viser Hashemi
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A governess is hired to take care of children. They are her "charges". These charges had reached an age where they didn't need her to take care of them ("they had outgrown her"), so she lost her job.
Mar 24, 2020 at 6:49
Jack O'Flaherty Jack O'Flaherty
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