The children’s uncle—the man who hired the governess—is a wealthy resident of London who became the guardian of Flora and Miles when his brother, their father, died. After facing difficulties raising the two children, he sent them to Bly, his estate, where they were taken care of by Mrs. Grose and other servants and help at Bly. The governess has a deep respect for him and his opinion of her capabilities as the children’s caretaker.
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...the position in an advertisement. She went to London where she met the children’s wealthy uncle who’d become their guardian upon the death of his younger brother, their father. Facing difficulty... (full context)
...governess reveals that on her second evening at Bly she had received from the children’s uncle a letter forwarded from the head-master at Miles’s school. He hadn’t yet opened the letter,... (full context)
...governess left, apparently having fallen ill, and not long thereafter she heard from the children’s uncle that the previous governess had died. The governess asks, further, whether or not the previous... (full context)