“One of my Christian agents hinted that relations between Miss Pigot and Babu Banerjee weren’t satisfactory,” I say. “There were also immoral agents of a lower class employed by Miss Pigot.”
“Immoral in what way?” Mr. Gasper resumes.
“I was told they were little better than common prostitutes. These were women who accompanied the children to school. Miss Pigot exposed innocent children to these women.” My sense of outrage returns.
“Objection,” Mr. Trevelyan says. “Surely we can’t listen to everything this gentleman may have been told.”
“Your Lordship,” Mr. Gasper says, “Miss Pigot was responsible for her agents. We must show complaints were made against them. The children were under Miss Pigot’s charge. Much depended on the moral character of persons she engaged. We argue she should’ve reported her agents’ conduct before it became a scandal.”
The punkah fan starts again, showering the room with dust.
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