'Can you tell me what the writing on that stone over the door
means? What is Lowood Institution?'
'This house where you are come to live.'
'And why do they call it Institution? Is it in any way different
'It is partly a charity-school: you and I, and all the rest of
us, are charity-children. I suppose you are an orphan: are not
either your father or your mother dead?'
'Both died before I can remember.'