Miss March did not join the menagerie game, but Friedrich noticed that she never closed the parlor door; rather she seemed to enjoy hearing all their voices. It did his heart good to find another friend to children, for some of Mrs. Kirke's boarders could not be called such.
She did accompany them on their walk a few weeks later. Franz and Emil raced ahead, with Minnie and Kitty not far behind. Tina hung back to put her hand in Miss March's dingy glove, and the sight did something to Friedrich's heart that he wasn't sure he could call good.