Lilly knocked on the door to the study at precisely five minutes to three. There was no answer. Pacing the hallway outside of it, she waited and waited, and all the while her employer’s caustic, Try not to be late! replayed in her head.
A half an hour later, under her breath she murmured, “Practice what you preach, you disrespectful boor!” Then she went outside and meandered down the path to watch Charlotte bounce around on her pony.
Earlier that day, for once, Charlotte had been una...