Benefactress! benefactress! said I inwardly: they all call Mrs. Reed my benefactress; if so, a benefactress is a disagreeable thing.
You mocking changeling?fairy-born and human-bred! You make me feel as I have not felt these twelve months. If Saul could have had you for his David, the evil spirit would have been exorcised without the aid of the harp.
At a late hour, after I had been in bed some time, I heard the visitors repair to their chambers: I distinguished Mr. Rochester’s voice, and heard him say, This way, Mason; this is your room.
He laughed sardonically, hastily took my hand, and as hastily threw it from him.
I was yet enjoying the calm prospect and pleasant fresh air, yet listening with delight to the cawing of the rooks, yet surveying the wide, hoary front of the hall, and thinking what a great place it was for one lonely little dame like Mrs. Fairfax to inhabit, when that lady appeared at the door.
Bessie, when she heard this narrative, sighed and said, Poor Miss Jane is to be pitied, too, Abbot.