Rudyard Kipling: Poems

In “The Gardener,” why does Helen seem annoyed, asking “But why do you tell me?,” rather than sympathetic toward Mrs. Scarsworth and her confession?

"The Gardener" by Rudyard Kipling.

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Mrs Scarsworth, who is visiting a neighbouring cemetery on behalf of friends, confides that this is a cover for her own loss of a secret lover. This deception hits too close to home for Helen who lead her own life of deception with her now dead son.