Olivia has no business to interfere, she had had no intention of betraying herself, but now she was moved to come down the last stairs and ask, "What did you buy?"
Lovejoy's face lit up. "A little box coat like a reefer," she said, speaking to Olivia, not to Angela or Miss Dolben, "not a real reffer, of course, but quite good cloth and good turnings; it was forty-three shillings, but you have to pay quite that," said Lovejoy seriously. "Then a navy cotton skirt, not much stuff in it, but well cut; it's on a bodice and the buttons will let down; that was nine shillings. I bought two of these American woven shirts, one is white and one white with navy stripes, they were three shillings each, that makes two pounds eighteen; and two pairs of white ankle socks for three-and-six. and these plain pumps," said Lovejoy, showing them. "They'll do for winter if I'm careful to keep out of puddles. They were fourteen shillings, second-hand, at Dwight's. I think I was lucky to find them, don't you? And with the shilling over and two of the half-crowns Tip gave me - after I'd paid for the pansies- I bought this little cap. It has a touch of the sailor about it," said Lovejoy. "Sailors are fashionable this year" - but that made her think about Tip, and she as silent."