Read about Charlotte Bronte and Jane Eyre. Change the extract of the novel into reported speech online and finish the rest of the extract on paper.
|Jane Eyre (excerpt from chapter 6) Charlotte Bronte | | | |Jumping over forms, and creeping under tables, I made my way to one of the fire-places; there, kneeling by the high wire | |fender, I found Burns, absorbed, silent, abstracted from all round her by the companionship of a book, which she read by the | |dim glare of the embers. | |"Is it still 'Rasselas'?" I asked, coming behind her. | |"Yes," she said, "and I have just finished it." | |And in five minutes more she shut it up. I was glad of this. "Now," thought I, "I can perhaps get her to talk." I sat down by | |her on the floor. | |"What is your name besides Burns?" | |"Helen." | |"Do you come a long way from here?" | |"I come from a place farther north, quite on the borders of Scotland." | |"Will you ever go back?" | |"I hope so; but nobody can be sure...
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