‘Are you introducing young children to the occult?’ said Madam Frout suspiciously. This sort of thing caused a lot of trouble with parents, she was well aware.
‘So that it doesn’t come as a shock,’ said Miss Susan calmly.
‘But Mrs Robertson told me that her Emma was going round the house looking for monsters in the cupboards! And up until now she’s always been afraid of them!’
‘Did she have a stick?’ said Susan.
‘She had her father’s sword!’
‘Good for her.’
(Remember, Susan’s own parents tried to keep her from knowing anything about the occult despite her heritage, and it DID come as quite a shock later on.)