Maria Again

Maria Again

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ..."The things they'll do for Samuel they'd never dream of doing for me!" she cried, as she held out her cup for more tea. I thought of Samuel and marvelled at his hitherto unsuspected power of fascination; but I recognised in it only another instance of the triumph of sex. "Then why don't you let him get you a cook?" I asked, conscious that the sex attraction might in this way be put to some practical use. Maria was quite annoyed. She thought I was joking! As if I ever would. "The only time of real comfort I have," and Maria reverted, I may say obstinately, to her troubles, "is after they've given me notice and they've done their worst. Then I'm happy, Really. The end of the world isn't so far off, let me tell you. And do you know whose doing it is?" Maria asked, as if it were in the nature of a gloomy conundrum. "Servants. It's servants who're keeping down the population. They won't go near big families, and that's the reason the best people don't have any families at all, for they're obliged to keep servants. So everybody's dying off. For you can't keep the world going without families, can I said you couldn't, and you can't; and I realised more than ever the awful importance of women in the scheme of the universe. "And when it comes to that," and she stabbed a maid-of-honour with her fork, "the more of 'em you have the less they do; and one does get so worried studying all their different kinds of bad temper. I'm more polite to every one of 'em than I'm to anyone else," she admitted handsomely; and I agreed with her, for I have often heard Maria coo to her cook. "Maria," I said with deep conviction, "the time will come when we shall all have to go back to the old...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540387
  • 9781236540386