"Oh, Adèle will go to school -- I have settled that already;
nor do I mean to torment you with the hideous associations and recollections of Thornfield Hall -- this accursed place
this tent of Achan -- this insolent vault,
offering the ghastliness of living death to the light of the open sky
this narrow stone hell, with its one real fiend, worse than a legion of such as we imagine.
Jane, you shall not stay here, nor will I.
I was wrong ever to bring you to Thornfield Hall, knowing as I did how it was haunted.
I charged them to conceal from you, before I ever saw you, all knowledge of the curse of the place;
merely because I feared Adèle never would have a governess to stay if she knew with what inmate she was housed,
and my plans would not permit me to remove the maniac elsewhere
though I possess an old house, Ferndean Manor, even more retired and hidden than this,
where I could have lodged her safely enough,
had not a scruple about the unhealthiness of the situation, in the heart of a wood, made my conscience recoil from the arrangement.
Probably those damp walls would soon have eased me of her charge:
but to each villain his own vice; and mine is not a tendency to indirect assassination, even of what I most hate.