Blushing furiously now, I had put her clothes into the areas she'd indicated. while she stood by and watched. I won't say that she gloated - but there was a decided air of satisfaction as she dismissed me, saying that she was very pleased with me.
I didn't care, I was still the only man in the house, but doing a few of the tasks that rightly belong to the maid, diminishes one. Though in all honesty, both Hortense and Emily seemed friendlier toward me. There never had been a great deal of respect offered me, and that definitely diminished, but that was about the only change that I could put my finger on. Dorothy seemed totally unaware of what was going on - but naturally eventually that changed.
Plus a second bonus story Bouncing and Flouncing.