She eagerly read every word, and asked me several questions about the people at the Grange.
'Mrs Dean will want an answer to her letter,' I reminded her.
'You must tell her that I have no paper or pens to write with. I haven't even any books!' she answered sadly.
'No books!' I cried. 'How can you manage without them in this lonely place?'
'I always used to read so much that Mr Heathcliff decided to take away my only pleasure and destroy my books.
I've looked all over the house for them.
Joseph only reads the Bible, but some of my books are in Hareton's room!
Why did you take them, Hareton? Just because you enjoy stealing? They can't be any use to you! '
'I think Mr Hareton wants to learn,' I said, hoping to prevent a quarrel between them.
'No doubt he took them away to study them.'
'Yes,' replied Cathy,laughing. 'I hear him trying to read to himself sometimes and it's extremely funny!
He makes some terrible mistakes! '