It so happened that Lucy, who found daily life rather chaotic, entered a more solid world when she opened the piano. She was then no longer either deferential or patronizing; no longer either a rebel or a slave. (28)

‘If Miss Honeychurch ever takes to live as she plays, it will be very exciting—both for us and for her.’ (30)

‘I could hear your beautiful playing, Miss Honeychurch, though I was in my room with the door shut.’ (31)

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