Wide Sargasso Sea
"What is all this," [Mr. Mason] shouted. "What do you want?" A horrible noise swelled up, like animals howling, but worse. (I.1.8.2)
[Amélie's] expression was so full of delighted malice, so intelligent, above all so intimate that I felt ashamed and looked away. (II.1.1.24)
"Her coffee is delicious but her language is horrible and she might hold her dress up. It must get very dirty, yards of it trailing on the floor."
"When they don't hold their dress up it's for respect," said Antoinette. "Or for feast days or going to Mass."
"And is this a feast day?"
"She wanted it to be a feast day."
"Whatever the reason it is not a clean habit […] And she looks so lazy. She dawdles about."
"Again, you are mistaken. She seems slow, but every move she makes is right so it's quick in the end." (II.3.3.5-14)