Theodora had had to leave three schools in succession before she was 15. Fortunately, a cousin of her mother’s, who happened to be one of the earliest members of the Chalet School staff, came to the rescue and Ted arrived at the school. Kept so busy that she had no time for pranks, she was also taken in hand by Len Maynard. However, her troubles were not over, due to the jealously of Margot who tried to break up the friendship to the point of behaving dishonourably. Thanks in the main to Head Girl, Mary–Lou Trelawney, all ended well, but not until the triplets had learnt a hard lesson, though Margot’s was the bitterest.
The Armada paperback had major cuts.
Helen Barber has written a short story, ‘A Friend in Need’.
(added to website 13 July 2019)