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MISS AVENAL

MY friends could never understand why I went in for mental nursing. I could have stayed on at the Yorborough Infirmary, as ward-sister, but I disliked the matron and knew few people in the place. Then I had heard, too, that mental nursing was less poorly paid, and I had a certain amount of influence behind me, since my uncle had been for many years the chief medical officer of the Raddlebarn Asylum.
I went from the Yorborough Infirmary to The Haven. It was a large place, one of the best semi-private asylums in the north, and certainly the oldest. I liked the work. I was strong and happy. I did not worry, and the other girls were lively. We had dancing and music and private theatricals, and a really good hockey team. But after a time the routine became too monotonous, and I took up private nursing. The home, which adjoined the asylum, was in charge of the same committee that managed The Haven, and, since most of the nurses had been trained at The Haven, I was among friends.
One Monday in August three years ago-I remember it was the first Monday in the month-the matron after breakfast called me into her room. I can picture the scene quite clearly: Miss Simpson, with her cheerful face and white cap, seated at her desk, with a tea-tray at her elbow and her old grey parrot in the bow window pecking impatiently at the husks in his seed-tin.
`I want you,' she said, `to go to this case, a Miss Avenal; some sort of nervous breakdown, I gather; but you had better read the doctor's letter for yourself. It should be light work, more of a companion than anything else, and since you've had some rather unfortunate experiences lately, I felt it only fair to offer it to you. It will mean leaving first thing tomorrow morning. I understand Miss Avenal has taken rooms

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