“Hello. I’m here about the governess position. I was top of my class in school, I speak four languages, I’m quiet as a mouse, and I’ve four superb references from… oh. Oh I see. Yes, well, if she has an umbrella and a carpet bag, that’s very… she arrived how? Goodness. Certainly, Ma’am, you should see where that leads. Best of luck. If you need me, I shall be on a bench somewhere, squinting at the sky, trying not to cry that a simple non-magical human with qualifications can’t get a break because there’s a floating nanny afoot.”

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