perhaps by inadvertence, she broke a porcelain bowl, one of those
which nightly serve the intimate needs of little girls, and was condemned
to pay a fine. She paid the fine, but only after improvising a scene
whereby the punishment inflicted by the Mother Superior was rendered
ridiculous. She sang until midnight the Wine of Consolations.
Monotonous chant of penitence sung upon a single repeated note, and
got up afterward to bite the nails of all her sleeping companions."