Living Age Volume 282

Living Age Volume 282

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...said Mrs. Day. "I suppose you do sweep it out occasionally?" Mrs. Day did not answer, but began to truss her turkey neatly and quickly. She was affronted by Miss Parker's question, for as far as possible her husband and she between them kept the shed clean. The feathers heaped up in it now were not two days old. "To return to the question of food," said Miss Parker, who had met Mrs. Day's silent moods before and resented them: "whenever I pop in next door there seems to be a meal going on and a tin of fish or fruit on the table. When you reckon up what that costs per week, it is appalling. I suppose you live in much the same way, or don't you?" Mrs. Day pushed a skewer vindictively through her turkey and said nothing. "I certainly could not aiford it myself," soliloquized Miss Parker, whose manner was growing acid. "By the look of Mrs. Spiller's dust-heap. I should say that you could easily feed the donkey on what they throw away. I don't know exactly what a donkey eats, because at the Rectory the groom fed him, but they can't be particular or poor people wouldn't keep them. You ought to arrange with Mrs. Spiller and give her something in return. Why shouldn't Priscilla look after the children sometimes? It would be a relief to poor Mrs. Spiller and get Priscilla used to being with children. I suppose you mean her to go into service?" "I have not decided yet what to do with Priscilla, but she won't go near the Spillers," said Mrs. Day. Miss Parker rose from her packingcase and gathered up her basket and umbrella. "I wish I could persuade our cottagers to be more neighborly," she said. "My brother preaches to them every...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 830g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236914929
  • 9781236914927