The Living Age Volume 297

The Living Age Volume 297

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...his nose with his floury hand and then backing towards the sink. "We didn't have no miff nor nothing. I did but ax her what she were a-doin' of last night." He had now entered the back kitchen where, brought up short by the sink, he turned and began to sluice his face and hands. "And what was she doing?" inquired Mrs. Bond with interest. "Well, it was moonlight, ye know--" ' "Yes, the moon was at the full," interrupted Mrs. Bond. "Maybe so, I didn't chance to notice. Well, the way that woman was a-carryin' on, a-paradin' up and down and round in circles, and a-bowing to the moon and a-hollerin' out: 'Lady Moon--Lady Moon, ' says she--" "Why, it was a charm she was a-working," cried Mrs. Bond, taking her hands out of the dough in order to clap them according to her formula when excited. "She was workin' of a charm, Mr. Blanchard!" "And what in the world should she be wantin' to do that for?" asked Solomon, lifting a mystified face from the folds of the round towel. The old woman was cackling loudly; an explanation was apparently on the tip of her tongue when, perceiving that Rosie seemed as much astonished as their host, she suddenly checked herself. "There's a many queer old customs o' this side, what ye never hears on round your way, Rosie love," she said. "They do have charms o' all sorts. For making butter come, an' makin' hens lay--stuff and rubbidge all on it." "Maybe it was the eggs," said the farmer, after ruminating profoundly. "They've a-been a good many complaints lately. Customers bain't satisfied. I did have to tell Mrs. Hunt they wasn't satisfied, an' she did cry all day about it. That's the worst, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 816g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803396
  • 9781236803399