We've learned, in a roundabout way, that one of the girls who sometimes sits with my mother while we go out for the day finds the experience terrifying because the house is "dreadfully haunted" (really? How interesting) and because she's been told we're witches (which is sort-of true but not in any sense that need worry her.)
It made things worse that a power cut happened on her watch- and set off the alarm. I'm not sure whether she thinks this was caused by dark magic or was afraid we'd curse her for letting it happen.
"So that's why she wouldn't eat the dinner I'd prepared," says Ailz.