|If something keeps happening, eg a problematic new girls gets sorted out, then there has to be some explanation as to why it keeps happening and why it is always the same central focus (ie M-L) that fixes the new girl. The explanation given by EBD is 'Oh, that is her character. She is a butter-in.'|
|What I still don't see is why butters-in were seen as so praiseworthy. I mean, no-one likes them in real life... did anyone butt in to EBD's real life and turn her round?? Did she owe a secret debt to an interfering busybody?|
| Even today, I find it much easier to accept "I'm going shopping tomorrow afternoon; would you like to come along? I'd appreciate the company," than "Just give me a call if you need anything," which might or might not be polite noise.
|When did Yseult reform???|
|New girls with problems (NGWP) are integrated into the school, usually after causing problems for themselves due to their behavior. It's just that, particularly in the Swiss books, it's inevitably Joey or ML who is the one who solves the problem.|
|How did Cornelia meet Yseult?|
|Alison H wrote:|
Mrs Pertwee was taken seriously ill whilst working in America, so the School/Joey asked Cornelia to look after Yseult and her sisters as she lived in the area and they didn't know anyone else there. I think it was in Boston.
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