The Charities Review Volume 8

The Charities Review Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...source of enjoyable and healthful occupation. The girls take pride in filling basket after basket with the attractive fruit, knowing that it will sooner or later be served on their tables. They are allowed to eat while they pick, a privilege which does not seem to be abused. In the barn is a large cellar for storing winter vegetables and fruits. Hundreds of pounds of fresh grapes are kept, sometimes till midwinter, in ventilated drawers into which they are placed at the vines. Large quantities of fruit and vegetables are canned for winter use, and all this industry serves to busy the girls in a varied way throughout the entire summer. At twelve there is again the quiet half-hour, after which dinner is served. From I to 2.30 the dinner work is finished up, some sweeping, etc., is done, while many of the girls have an opportunity for recreation. At 2.30 the industrial work and school are called, to continue till 4.30. From then till the quiet half-hour at five the girls are allowed, in pleasant weather, to play (the word is not a misnomer) in the recreation yards, back of the respective buildings. The main play-yard, for the two better grades, is nicely grassed, provided with cement walks, trees, arbors, swings, see-saws, and flowerbeds. The flower-beds are never disturbed. When started, instructions were given out that they must not be touched. Only one instance of disobedience is known. A girl came to the matron one day with a bunch of flowers from these gardens. She was chided gently for picking them, but she said, in excuse, that she had picked them as a gift for Mrs. Winspear, thereupon offering them to her. The matron had to refuse, saying that she would be unwilling to have anything done for her which the girl might not do for herself. The..show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236602765
  • 9781236602763