In Chapter 7, Matilda (or "Mattie") visits the Ogilvie mansion with her mother. A maid leads them to a drawing room as large as the coffee shop, and the lengthy windows are dressed with expensive damask curtains. The furniture in the room is expensive, including a mahogany table, a chandelier, and several Chippendale chairs. Pernilla comes to tea dressed in a costly gunpowder gray silk gown, laced-trimmed petticoats, brocaded shoes, and powdered hair. The daughters in the family, Colette and Jeannine, wear pink and yellow gowns made out of bombazine and carry silk fans, and servants bring in silver trays loaded with treats. The Ogilvie girls have just come from lessons with their French tutor. The Ogilvies live a life of luxury and ostentatiousness that is very different than the simple way Matilda and her mother live.