Victoria Winters: An orphan who is engaged by the Collins family as a governess for young David Collins.
Later she got a job as governess to the illegitimate children that Louis XIV had fathered with another mistress.
governess: A young woman who was typically employed by wealthy families to care for and privately educate their children.
The girl would become Victoria Winters, an orphan hired by the Collins Family as a governess for the troubled young heir.
The latter had surprised her husband and the Irish governess, tête-à-tête in the lonely pavilion, late in the evening.
"I am glad I have never had to be a governess," said Lady Locke thoughtfully.
Just now he was at open war with his two younger sisters and Miss Mack, the governess, who had gone indoors to escape him.
The governess was keeping in the background at the other end of the salon.
Effie kept her promise, and went as governess to little Freda Harvey for a time, but only for a time.
At four o'clock the governess rose as if moved by machinery.