Miss Edith speaks out of turn. She is a bad example and will have no cakes today.

Miss Edith was one of Drusilla's dolls. She was the only doll referred to by name. When she was "bad", like Drusilla's other dolls, Drusilla would face her the other way so that she could not watch Drusilla eat humans, and deprive her of tea and cakes.

Besides Drusilla's insane babbling, treating Miss Edith and her other dolls as humans was another result of her schizophrenic behaviour.