But my favourite example of this would have to be Mrs Bird's reaction to Daisy sabotaging the meal on Mrs Patmore's behalf (she being afraid that Mrs Bird's culinary skill would exceed her own). Mrs Bird manages to outwit the saboteur by switching the upstairs meal with that of the servants, but once Daisy starts sobbing in fear, the otherwise sour old woman is unexpectedly gracious. "Dry your tears; there are worse crimes on earth than loyalty."
|"We must have a care for feminine sensibilities, |
they are finer and more fragile than our own."