John: She is so trivial, so capricious, so mercenary. And yet — she is so beautifulBella: His attentions were fitting — amusing even — in Holloway, but here… they are hardly appropriate.
John: And so, my dilemma — I have worked my way into a position of power in this house so that I may watch her every move, follow her every step. And yet she barely notices me.
Bella: There is something strange about Mr Rokesmith. He shadows me day and night.
"She sat by the window every day and painted from morning till night. She painted hundreds of paintings.
Her paintings covered the walls. They filled the closets. They hung in the kitchen cupboards.”
—Emma written by Wendy Kesselman and illustrated by one of my favorite artists Barbara Cooney. Published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Books, 1980