Annie tries to spell things to PG, but PG runs away whenever she senses Annie. The Captain is not amused.
Cue ShittyFlute. Annie wanders among some trees, as the sounds of ShittyFlute often prompt people to do. She stumbles upon a cottage in the acres of Keller Manor, takes off her glasses, and exhales.
Captain tells Mrs. Keller that he wants Annie out of the house. Annie walks in and demands to use the cottage to teach Helen. Captain: "If you're going to stay here, there's going to have to be a change in your attitude."
Pamie: "And your accent."
Captain asks Annie to take off her glasses. Much wincing and "I can't see" facial expressions ensue until Annie puts the lightest sunglasses ever back on. Annie says that it's hopeless to teach Helen in that house because everyone else coddles Helen. Mrs. Keller mentions that Helen could talk before the fever, but leaves out the important part where she only knew the word for water. Whatever. Annie leads Mr. and Mrs. Keller to the cottage.
Only the bed has cobwebs, so the place should be fine, but it's quite dirty.
Stee: And I'm going to teach Helen the word for "rats."
Pamie: And "spider bites."
Stee: Man, why are the parents protesting? They were about to get rid of her.
Pamie: I know. This is like a vacation.
Annie demands complete charge of Helen day and night. More Fists of Determination and Squints of Conviction. Annie tells the Kellers that she and her brother grew up in an asylum ("Our playroom was the dead house where they kept the bodies until they could dig the graves.") and that she doesn't want to send Helen there. Captain gives her two weeks. Mrs. Keller offers Percy to run errands. Annie accepts.
The cottage is now spotless and fully furnished. James drops off Annie's things and asks why Annie has no pity for Helen. Annie says pity is a waste of energy and feeling sorry for oneself is even worse. James tells her he hopes she wins. I hope that boy learns to shave soon.
Long carriage ride. PG is dumped off at the cottage, spotlessly dressed in blue. PG bumps around inside the house, flinching and looking towards Blindville until she finds a box full of toys. She signs "whore," and Mrs. Keller says, "Oh, she wants me." Annie says she can have her back in two weeks. PG bumps around signing "whore" for a while as the Kellers leave. PG goes into an immediate body-flinging tantrum and instantly destroys all glass in the house. Why would you -- oh, forget it. More pantaloons and yelling.