Social Economy Reading Book [Ed.] by W.L. Blackley

Social Economy Reading Book [Ed.] by W.L. Blackley

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...every sound, counting every hour, dreading, and yet longing for the day. "My John a drunkard, and driven to it by his wife!" Oh! how I wept and prayed for wisdom and help. I knew not what to do. XXXV. A GOOD SUPPER. PART II. 1. 'As soon as our silent breakfast was over, and John had gone out--but not without his usual farewell kiss, to which I could only respond in a low whisper, "John, I will do better to-day, only try me."--I went up to Ned Thomson's wife; she is clever and knows how to manage, though I had never liked to ask her anything before. I found her busy about her work. I said I was doing an errand--which I was, too--and had stepped in to see her; and in the course of her chat she gave me a little idea of what she knew, without my telling her the state of things at home. 2. 'As I was afterwards going along Bridge Street, I saw in a shop window a notice of a Cookery Lecture to Working Men's Wives that afternoon at two o'clock. I resolved to go. I had never heard of such a thing before; but at two I was at the Mission Hall, and so were a good many more. Before us, as we sat, was a long table covered with a clean white cloth. Upon it were basins and plates, a few vegetables, a little meat, and other things, and behind and underneath the table were saucepans and other necessaries. A bright fire burned in the grate. A young lady, in white mob cap, apron, and sleeves, moved quietly about, setting things in order. Exactly at two she began, in a nice clear voice, telling us she wasn't going to cook anything that would cost a deal of money, that wouldn't be any use to us, but she would show us how to make some very nice things at a very little cost. 3. 'First of all she took the piece of meat on the table and began to...
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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766636
  • 9781236766632