The Mischief Maker and the Peace Maker

The Mischief Maker and the Peace Maker

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...exclaimed Lettice Whiting. "Martha Brown was telling me the other day that her man had promised well, and kept sober at first, and look at him now I" "And look at her! I remember when they were married, and he was a sober, civil, welldisposed young man, who'd been used to have everything neat and nice about him, for his mother was a thrifty managing body, and all hei SCOLDING WIVES. 51 heart was set upon this one son. And then he married Martha Sykes, who was a pretty showy girl, with no thought in life but of finery and gossip, and you see the consequence! His home was dirty and uncomfortable, so he went to the public-house, because there he found a nice room and a good fire; his wife scolded, and there he had pleasanter company. I've spoken to her about it many a time, but instead of trying to do better herself, and making him happy and comfortable, she just let things run to ruin, while she gossipped and complained of her husband I" "She thinks if she'd been at him more at first, she might have stopped him in time," said Lettice. "I don't then, I've no faith in wives scolding," answered Mrs. Griddle. "Entice your husband home by a nice fire, a tidy room, and a smiling face, instead of driving him to find his pleasure elsewhere." "Well, I own I was vexed after hearing her talk," said Lettice, "and I was sharp upon Ben, and vexed him with my tongue once or twice." "I'd try patience and good temper instead; that's best, by my experience," replied Anne Griddle. "Ben's a good husband to you on the whole, Lettice." "That he is," she replied; "he's scarce ever said a cross word to me since we've been married, though I'm sharp enough...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984676
  • 9781236984678