In Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, why were the children given a lunch of bread and cheese? Was it usual for the girls to get such a meal?

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When the superintendent arrives at Lowood School on Jane 's first day, she orders that the girls are to be given a lunch of bread and cheese because they could not eat the burned porridge they had been given earlier in the day. The superintendent seems to be a very kind lady who...

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