The Turn of the Screw
Henry James
Contributed by Cinderella Domino
Chapter 1

"I remember the whole beginning as a succession of flights and drops, a little seesaw of the right throbs and the wrong." The governess takes a coach down to Bly, which turns out to be a large and handsome estate, and is welcomed by Mrs. Grose and Flora, the "most beautiful child I had ever seen." She is very surprised by how wonderful she finds everything there, except for the somewhat disturbing observation that Mrs. Grose is unusually glad to see her-so glad that she appears to be trying not to show it too much. The governess arranges to have Flora’s bed moved into her room, and is excited about the prospect of teaching and forming the child. She gets on well with Mrs. Grose at supper, and the next day Flora takes her on a tour of the house. She is struck by Flora’s courage and self-confidence, and she and the little girl make friends during the tour.

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