"What is the PRIMARY purpose of the following exchange between Bessie and Miss Abbot?
Bessie, when she heard this narrative, sighed and said:
Poor Miss Jane is to be pitied, too, Abbot.
Yes, responded Abbot;
if she were a nice, pretty child, one might compassionate her forlornness; but one really cannot care for such a little toad as that.
"Not a great deal, to be sure," agreed Bessie: "at any rate, a beauty like Miss Georgiana would be more moving in the same condition."
"Yes, I doat on Miss Georgiana!" cried the fervent Abbot. Little darling! With her long curls and her blue eyes, and such a sweet colour as she has; just as if she were painted! Bessie, I could fancy a Welsh rabbit for supper.
"So could I with a roast onion. Come, we'll go down." They went.