Excerpt from The Home Circle
HE room was a large, old-fashioned looking place, with many doors opening into it. Some were closet-doors 3 one led into the entry which communicated with the best end of the house, one opened upon the porch or piazza, one into a passage leading to the kitchen, and one to a stair way, the space under which made a snug closet for the children, where they put all the articles specially belonging to them, that were in daily use. If you opened this closet, you might at once see that it was owned bya large family; here were slates, books, work-boxes, and blocks, neatly placed upon a low shelf, while on the floor below were ranged in a row more than half a dozen pairs of little boots and shoes, with strings or buttons in order, just ready for the wearers to put on'; and there was not a muddy pair among them.
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