Chapter 4 Mathilde left. Suddenly Jane swept yearning; she felt lonely and abandoned. She, however, managed a dazzling smile at the servants, who have made a home in her luggage, but they were gone, and the heavy mahogany door firmly closed behind them. And instantly heavy silence reigned. Jane felt the oppressive silence of the pain, as grief, loneliness and homesickness. Her throat was stuck hard com; Swallowing nervously, Jane walked past the bed under a lush canopy of silk to the window. And I looked out.