That travel without an escort can be dangerous for women is suggested by the caution Louisa and Charlotte (and Mrs. Brinley and Sally) show when travelling the relatively short distance from Mrs. Allen's to Colin Grove.
Mrs. Brinley and Sally came part the way home with C. and me as we had no beau. We were to give the signal to each other, when out of danger, by a loud scream--which we did. ( Al7 )