“The trouble with Jane is she doesn’t have any curls. Not even one. Such stick straight hair, what can one do with it?”
Nothing dreadful ever happened to a Jane. The worst was merely when Spot ran away and Dick was never by nature.
She remained as plain as her name and in fact the only hardship that ever transpired for her was that she was exactly average so that no one ever seemed to notice her. She wasn’t picked for any teams, she was never in any clubs and she never got the highest or the best in anything.