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“…and [Lucy] came and snuggled in beside me and told me all about Arthur.”

‘Honi soit qui mal y pense’— this was not at all shocking at the time. Intense friendships between unmarried women was not scandalous, although the more worldly may have wondered if they were more than just friends.

“Boston marriages” at Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_marriage

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