Why is Dientje nervous about Miss Kleinhoonte's visit in The Upstairs Room?
Dientje is nervous about Miss Kleinhoonte's visit in The Upstairs Room because Dientje, a farmer's wife, is not accustomed to having intelligent, educated people such as Miss Kleinhoonte in her home.
The high school teacher Miss Kleinhoonte is coming to pay the Oostervelds a visit. In order not to raise the Germans' suspicions, she's going to travel all the way from Winterswijk on a bicycle.
Dietje Oosterveld, the woman of the house, appears somewhat flustered by the news. She's described as having a blotchy face as she tries to make sense of it all. Dientje isn't used to having such "fancy"...
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