Author(s): George Orwell
Scared by her dad, the minister of Knype Hill, Dorothy plays out her accommodating jobs of a devoted little girl and harassed maid. Her contemplations are taken up with the ensembles she is making for the congregation school play, by the sadness of lecturing poor people and by obligations she can't pay in 1930s Depression England. All of a sudden her normal breaks and Dorothy winds up blue in London. She is wearing silk leggings, has to cash in her pocket and can't recall her name. Orwell drives us through a scene of joblessness, destitution, and yearning, where Dorothy's confidence is tested by a social reality that transforms her.