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MRS. ORMEROD

That's why Mrs. Ormerod stays on with them, horrible parasite that she is.
You may say I was making a fuss about nothing. Here was a woman capable enough at her job and two kindly souls who seemed content to ignore what to me appeared impudence. But did Aleck really enjoy cleaning the knives and making his wife's early morning cup of tea? And wasn't Mary at heart humiliated when she half apologized one day for there being visitors to lunch, to say nothing of her seeing that woman going about the house with her keys hanging at her girdle? Of course she was. I know when people are unhappy, and I understand Mary's jargon. When she says she has much to be thankful for and is greatly blessed, she means that things are pretty bad, but they might be worse.
So, greatly daring, on the third morning of my stay at Viner's Croft I tackled Mary and without beating about the bush told her that I thought she ought to get rid of Mrs. Ormerod. She was almost annoyed.
`Why do all my friends say that?' she exclaimed. `It almost makes me afraid of asking them to stay here. You none of you really know Mrs. Ormerod. In some ways she isn't an easy person to live with; like many sensitive people she takes offence very readily. She knows that she is capable and likes to have things in her own hands. We ought not to judge her. She has had a very unhappy life. That affliction of the eye means that she is debarred from positions of responsibility that her abilities would otherwise entitle her to and has to be content instead with an absurdly low salary. It isn't as if Aleck and I weren't used to living with queer people: You should have seen some of my African lady helps. And if we can't put up with Mrs. Ormerod, who can? It's a challenge-no, I don't mean that, it's a privilege to help one whose good qualities make it difficult to help.'
I had to leave it at that. The befogged perversity of Mary was impenetrable. There remained Aleck.
With the natural desire to postpone an unpleasant task I had already left things rather late and now it was almost laughable

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It's a challenge-no, I don't mean that, it's a privilege to help one whose good qualities make it difficult to help.' I had to leave it at that. what is befogged perversity of Mary was impenetrable. There remained Aleck. 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