One of the Old School, by Austin Clare

One of the Old School, by Austin Clare

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...were bought second-hand, I asked Robin to try and sell it for me, and take the wine to father, with my love. Robin had taken the lace out of the parcel, and was holding it in his hand looking at it, when Mrs. Bridget came to the front door. "The bell's rung, Elizabeth," she said, very shortly, and went in again, I hurrying after. The next day I had some more ironing to do, for some of the things had wanted extra bleaching, and had been left out a second night on the little grass plot at the side of the house. When I had finished, Mrs. Bridget came to look over the things before putting them away in the mistress's and Miss Lily's drawers, which was what she always liked to do herself. "What's got missus's best lace cap?" she asked sharply. "I don't know," answered I. "I never saw it. Was it there when you washed the things, Mrs. Bridget?" "Did I wash it? Why, of course I did, and carefully too, for it's valuable lace--real Mechlin it is. And you're sure you didn't iron it?" I felt frightened at the mention of valuable lace, for I had scorched one of the mistress's caps a little, and I hastened to look at them again. But no; the scorched one was but a common one. The Mechlin lace was not there. "What can have got it?" I said helplessly, with the glow of alarm still on my face. "It's not there now, for certain." "No, it isn't," answered Mrs. Bridget, sharply; "and what's got it is best known to you, I should think. 'Twas you that put them out to bleach. They were in your charge, you know, so you're bound to account for them. Now, just please to reflect: could it have been missus's cap you were showing off to the milkman last night, d'ye think?" I more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236947924
  • 9781236947925