In the meantime they proposed to me the engagement, and the post of prioress.
The large refectory was exchanged for the small chamber of the prioress.
Margery replied courteously, but she had no desire to see much of the Prioress.
“I rejoice that you take my meaning,” answered the Prioress, in an even voice.
Only a few minutes had elapsed when the Prioress herself appeared.