3868. As for Frida, she saw in Emily a more perfect and complete version of herself, but a version of herself devoid of hesitation, uncertainty, and fear. Emily would instantly voice some idea that the elder Frida had spent years trying to formulate.
3869. Frida was like one of those persons who try for years hopelessly to learn a foreign language, and then stand dumbfounded to see some child master the foreign sounds with ease and speed.
3870. Frida and Emily were sitting on Emily’s bed in her room deep in conversation. Only Frida was allowed into Emily’s room that week, for her instruction, otherwise she sat there in silence and alone. Emily was being severely punished for something she had done.