|Miss Edith Whitaker|
The minute I laid eyes on this stiff, formal lady, I knew I was in trouble. I thought my Aunt Rebecca was a stickler for etiquette, but Miss Whitaker was ten times worse! And not only during school, either, but even during my "free" time (of which I had very little).
I was always afraid Miss Whitaker would write to my mother if I didn't conduct myself like a proper young lady at all times. She was always worried that some whiff of scandal might invade her precious finishing school, Miss Whitaker's Academy. It almost did during the months I attended the school, when the whole slave-girl issue exploded in her face. I don't think Miss Whitaker ever fully recovered from that episode. All I know is, by the time I left after the spring term I think she was just as eager to see me go as I was to leave!
|Mrs. Carter aka Mother|
I forgot all about being embarrassed when Mother was mistaken for Miss Hall and kidnapped by two outlaws. It was so scary because I came along (since they couldn't let me go. I would have run straight for the sheriff). That story is told in Andi to the Rescue.
One of the outlaws was a Mexican man named Paco. He threw me up on his horse and I was really stuck. But from the corner of my eye I spotted Cory around the schoolhouse. I was pretty sure he'd tell the sheriff what was going on!