The next day I heard that Mrs. Sennet was going back with them just to “help settle.” She came over the following morning to say goodbye, supported by all five children. She was wearing her traveling hat of black satin and black straw, with sequins. High and somber, above her ravaged face, it had quite a Spanish-grandee air.
“This isn’t really goodbye,” she said. I’ll be back as soon as I get these bad, noisy children off my hands.”
But the children hung on to her skirt and tugged at her sleeves, shaking their heads frantically, silently saying, “No!,No! No!” to her with their puckered-up mouths.
Considering the events of the entire passage, it is most reasonable to infer that Mrs. Sennet calls he children bad (line 92) because she:
- is bothered by the noise they are making.
- doesn’t like them hanging on her skirt.
- doesn’t want to reveal her affection for them.
- is angry that they never do what she tells them.
Winner: Haolin Wu
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