In H. E. Bates' novella "A Month By The Lake", Miss Bentley and Miss Beaumont have to get changed in the same hut to go swimming (because most huts are occupied). Miss Bentley emerges laughing, evidently having seen something funny in Miss Beaumont's appearance or behaviour. Much later on, at the end of the story, she whispers to Major Wilshaw, finally telling him what she was laughing about.

What are we supposed to infer that Miss Bentley saw?

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