"I hardly knew how to respond, with my worst fears unfolding before my eyes. I knew I hand't dreamed my encounter with Mr.Parry, but how could I convince them? "Please, sir, Mr. Parry asked me to come here. I don't know what else to do."
"Look, I'm not sure what went on with you and Mr. Parry; it's not my business. But I am quite sure" - he spoke so precisely that his white teeth flashes at me- "that he would not ask a girl of your sort to come here. If you don't leave these steps right this moment, I will summon the police."
Shame filled my cheeks with heat, but I couldn't give up yet. "If you'd only let Mr. Parry know I'm here, he'll tell you!" I cried. "I'm no liar!"
My words bounced off sympathetic faces. I couldn't bear my own reflection in their eyes: a girl dirty and disheveled, shouting nonsense. They thought I was a fallen woman."
I still haven;t finished The NaNny Diaries, but I'm almost done. I'm reading this one right along though! Let's see how it goes.