The Happy Village, and How It Became So

The Happy Village, and How It Became So

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... I am afraid you have not put in enough yeast, or that you poured the water on scalding hot." "I do Dot believe the yeast is good," said Fanny. "You take it of the same man as I do, and the dumplings we had for dinner to-day were as light as a cork." "Well, I think it was bad, and I know it smelt sour." "Where did you put it on Saturday when it was brought?" "I left it in the window." "Then most likely it got sour, having stood there in the sun; and the bread will be as heavy as lead. But what is Mr. de Grey going to have for his dinner?" "I am going to make a rabbit pie." "Is the rabbit prepared?" "No; I am going to do it now." "There is not time for that now," said Mary Osbourne, looking at the clock; "a rabbit ought to lie in water at least an hour, to draw out the blood; there is nothing so disagreeable as a rabbit pie, if it is not carefully prepared. Is there nothing else he can have?" "Yes; there is cold meat, and that, with some mashed potato, and a nice pudding, will do very well, for he is easily pleased." "Have you measured the rice?" asked Mary Osbourne, when Fanny returned with it in a basin." "No; I guessed at it, for I broke the cup yesterday that held the right quantity." "If you do not keep to rules, you will be sure to fail; do, just for satisfaction sake, weigh it." But as Fanny seemed unwilling to do this, Mary Osbourne took it from her, and put it into the scales; it weighed two ounces more than the quantity named in the recipe, which, she said, would have made the pudding uneatable on account of its stiffness. She then went on to say that she had trained many...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236800265
  • 9781236800268