- Griff doesn’t like dancing.
- However, this season he is obliged to attend balls in order to meet eligible people of the female persuasion.
- In Chapter 3 our hero & heroine meet at one such ball and they dance:
It occurred to her then that the poor man was probably horribly nervous – Mr. Bernstone [the music teacher at St. Cuthbert’s] had warned them that there existed gentlemen who might feel uncomfortable about dancing and who had a propensity for stumbling over their own feet. One had to look at such unfortunate persons with charity, he had impressed upon the girls at St. Cuthbert’s. Under no circumstances must such poor people be teased or bullied or their coats decorated with slips of paper bearing comic inscriptions.