Mrs. Reed, impatient of my now frantic anguish and wild sobs, abruptly thrust me back and locked me back in, without further parley.
– Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre, Chapter 2. Jane’s cries at the appearance of what she believes to be the ghost of her Uncle Reed in the red room brings the servants running. But the cruel Mrs. Reed pushes Jane back into the haunted room and locks her in, ignoring her frantic sobs.