'Ruth, ' my aunt said, 'I won't have you grow up as selfish and obstinate and ill-mannered as you are now. I am going to send you to boarding school.' There was a long silence, and I stood perfectly still. Then I announced, 'I shan't go. I shall run away, and shan't come back, ' and with that I ran straight out the door.St. John, Patricia is the author of 'Tanglewoods' Secret' with ISBN 9780802400079 and ISBN 0802400078.