Simona: I hope it's not too uncomfortable, sleeping out here on the couch, Prudence.
Prudence: No, it's just fine, Miss Simona.
Simona: Well, soon enough we'll have the bunk beds finished and then you can move in with the other girls, in the main room.
Prudence: Oh... um... thank you.
Simona: Is everything okay with the other girls? Are they treating you all right?
Prudence: Yes, yes m'am. Everything is fine.
Simona: Okay, then I'll let you get some sleep. Maybe you'll feel up to playing with them tomorrow, if you get some rest.
Prudence: Yes M'am.
Simona: I'll leave the lamp on for you, all right?
Prudence: Yes please. Thank you.
Simona: Good night, Prudence. Sweet dreams.
Prudence: Good night, Miss Simona.
Prudence: (settling in)
Prudence: *deep sigh*
(THUMP THUMP... whisper)
Prudence: *whispering* Oh!
Prudence: *whispering* You'd better come out.
Prudence: *whispering* It'll be safer for you out here, MacFie, if it is a ghost. Maybe it's Margot. She was always a nice ghost.
(SWISH... SWISH.... SWISH)
Prudence: *whispering* Shhh, don't say anything. It's coming closer. It'll be okay.
(SWISH... DRAG... DRAG)
Prudence: *whispering* I promise it'll be okay, MacFie. It's probably just a nice ghost who wants to talk to us and... it'll be okay. I promise. Don't be scared, okay?
Prudence: OH! Lenore!
Lenore: Shhhh. You'll wake up Miss Simona, if Calla didn't already. I swear you stomp even in socks.
Calla: *whispering* Hi, Prudence!
Prudence: Uh... hi?
Lenore: I hope you don't mind, we thought we'd sleep in here tonight, if it's okay with you. Louisa is a terrible snorer on the best days, and tonight she's EXTRA awful.
Prudence: Uh... sure... um.
Calla: Look, Higgins likes you!
Prudence: You really WANT to sleep on the floor?
Lenore: You haven't heard Louisa snore.
Calla: Nah, this is great. It's like being at camp. Only without ghost stories.
Prudence: Uh.... I know a ghost story... would you like to hear it?
Lenore & Calla: YEAH!!!
Prudence: Okay... I'll tell you a ghost story that was told to me BY a ghost.
Lenore & Calla: Ooooooooh.