Michaelis heard that Connie was in town and immediatelypaid her a visit with flowers in his hands. He, once again,asked her to run away with him and marry. He almost beggedher, but she refused again. She could not leave Clifford, for itwould upset her too much.
Hilda hated the idea of her sister returning to that terribleplace, Wragby. She hated it so much that she almost wishedConnie would go ahead and marry Michaelis, though she didnot like him much, either.
When they returned to Wragby, Hilda informed Clifford ofthe doctor's orders and made several suggestions for nurses toreplace Connie immediately. When Clifford began to argue thathe did not want a nurse, Hilda simply reminded him that hewould leave her family no choice but to take Connie away fromhim. Therefore, the next day, Clifford chose a woman namedMrs. Bolton, a woman from Tevershall, to act as his personalnurse.
Mrs. Bolton was a forty-seven year old woman, who hadlost her husband, twenty-two years before, in a mining acci-dent. After that, she decided to go to nursing school. Once shelearned everything there was to know, she became a nurse forthe Tevershall Mining Company, where she had been workingup until the present. Now she was looking for something a lit-tle easier to do. She did not like upper class people very much,but she somehow felt pity for Clifford, and maybe even morepity for Connie.