Miriam House had become a dumping ground for ugly girls. They relished the rule against having a man in their room as exoneration for the reality that no man would want to be in their room.
They were were loud, coarse and difficult to like.
Ann South tried, but it didn’t take a month to appreciate the horrible people that resided at Miriam House.
Coupled with that was the fact she was working for incompetent and disinterested fools who had no idea, nor wanted an idea, what was going on.
Ann, not wishing to live in filth began doing a lot of Odette’s work, from cleaning the pavement, to washing down the walls.
In a way, she was ‘proving’ how conscientious she was, hoping that her dedication would be noted.