Nanny Butler and the Note of Originality

It came as something of a shock that Nanny Butler was wearing trousers.

“Wouldn’t a black dress, with a nice, frilly apron be better?” suggested Mrs Dearly – rather nervously, because Nanny Butler had never been her Nanny.
“You can’t be a butler without trousers,” said Nanny Butler firmly. “But I’ll get a frilly apron tomorrow. It will add a note of originality.” It did.

Dodie Smith, The Hundred and One Dalmatians

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