Unreliable Dorcas - 24 August 1858

I really don't know what's going on with young Dorcas. She was always so reliable. Now she's mooning around the place, sighing all the time and looking tragic every time you ask her what the matter is.
She's hopeless at breakfast time especially, these last two weeks. Constantly rushing off. I suspect she's got a real upset stomach. But I haven't noticed she's up late at night wassailing with some of the servants.
I'd better keep an eye on her. I wouldn't like to think she's gone down with some stress-related illness.

1 comment:

  1. That is definitely a stress-related illness! Except that the stress comes mostly after the other obvious symptoms have vanished, and lasts a lifetime.