Letters of Susan Hale

Letters of Susan Hale

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...for the Weedens. Regular post-carrier down with the German measles, and his brother driving the mail, who "didn't know," etc. All the wood that is not in the cellar is wet, and it was so dark in the cellar that Emily "couldn't see" to go down there, and Joe wouldn't. Franklin had the key to the cellar-way, and when he came on Tuesday, hope revived. But he had forgotten the key, so we had to pry up the staple, after waiting three days, which we might have done at first. It rained so, out of the question to sit outdoors, and whole house so filthy, difficult to find a place inside. There; I don't think of anything more, adverse, for the moment, so I will hasten to turn the picture. Emily, of herself, "got good" and was yesterday all smiles and johnny cake. Mrs. Bradley brought a voluntary pair of spring chickens, which I am eating, delightfully broiled. Jeffrey Potter of himself came and mowed the lawn. The sun, of himself, came out. The ram of itself began to run one midnight, and Joe of himself took up the stair carpet, and brought guinea-hen's eggs. Suddenly this morning, two bluefish, unsolicited, walked up the hill. And really much is accomplished. The whole house except the attic story shining clean, and redolent of soap, --much cleaner, to tell the truth, than Jane used to do it, between the drops, probably on account of the less friction. That Pons Asinorum the kitchen closet, is crossed. All the old things thrown away, all the new spices and meals put up in neat tins and pots. Even Emily is radiant with its state. (It was in an unusually horrid condition by reason of a bottle of bluing, which poor old Nelly must have knocked down, which had spattered indigo over every bowl, plate, dish, shelf, wall, floor. This...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494539
  • 9781236494535