Babbitt gloated, "If your mother caught us at this, we’d certainly get our come-uppance!" and Eunice became maternal, scrambled a terrifying number of eggs for them, kissed Babbitt on the ear, and in the voice of a brooding abbess marveled, "It beats the devil why feminists like me still go on nursing these men!"
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The abbess assigned her a chamber, and had breakfast served.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
The abbess, a spectre, sanctifies them and terrifies them.