There is a difference in the way "School" was being played at the beginning and at the end. Marian was playing ‘schools’ alone in the beginning. Marian was a lovely girl of seven years. She was playing a game of schools with her dolls – herself as a teacher and her dolls, her students. She grew angry with the dolls as they didn’t obey her instructions as students do with their teachers. She was deaf and dumb. She was intelligent and sensitive. The game was tasteless without Christabel, Marian’s favourite doll. So she brought the doll from the attic before playing to make the game was interesting. Towards the end, Anne saw that Freda was in the garden with Marian. She had brought her own dolls over; the 'class' seemed larger and brighter, and had a comfortable air. Marian, the Headmistress, sat in her 'office'; Freda, as Assistant Teacher, pretended to consult her, and made notes in a little book. She looked up, carelessly, when she saw me.
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