There were very few boarders in Miss Emma Polhill’s time besides the eight girls on the Foundation, and her own four nieces. I have a vivid recollection of the Court Curtsey we had to make to Miss Polhill at the schoolroom door before we went to bed. Some of us had a plot of garden to cultivate in Miss Andrews’ time. I incurred much ridicule because my devotion to Miss Andrews prompted me to plant her initials, M. T. A., in mustard and cress which came up with a green and vigorous growth.
After I had been confirmed I was allowed to teach in St. Martin’s Sunday School every Sunday morning. To Miss Andrews I was devoted and love her still. We have kept up a correspondence without a break since my schooldays-a period of fifty-three years.