Todays quotation is from Hardcastle’s Obsession by Graham Ison. I find that some teenage or young adult children have the same behaviour against their parents that is mentioned in this quote.
“I’m afraid not, sir. Her Ladyship always played her cards close to her chest. The last thing she’d do is to tell the servants what she was up to. And that was half the trouble. In a well-ordered household your employers always tell you their plans. It’s only civil, otherwise you can’t prepare rooms and meals, and that sort of thing.’
From Hardcastle’s Obsession by Graham Ison.