The novel The Girl Who Washed in Moonlight, by New Zealand author Margaret Mahy, tells the story of a witch (巫婆) and a little girl. As a servant, the girl has to do everything to take care of the witch. But the witch still hates to see her servant be so pure and clean. The following excerpt (节选) is a scene in which the witch tries to make the girl more like her. What does she do? Let’s find out.