The teacher Lucy Wainright wanted to make the children more aware of the future that awaited them. Miss Emily believed that in hiding the truth, "We were able to give you something, something which even now no one will ever take from you, and we were able to do that principally by sheltering you ... Sometimes that meant we kept things from you, lied to you ... But ... we gave you your childhoods" (page 268). In the context of the story as a whole, is this a valid argument?
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