Violet Fletcher's Home Work

Violet Fletcher's Home Work

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...it not?" And then she resumed the conversation she had been carrying on, leaving Violet standing beside her feeling very uncomfortable, and wishing herself back in her seat again. Dinner was, however, soon announced, and she was relieved from her embarrassment. The party at table consisted of about twelve, and the conversation was chiefly general. At Mrs. Masham's right hand was placed the most distinguished gentleman present; and amongst other topics which he introduced was that of the late hours and over-work of the London dress-makers. He was connected in some way with a society for the relief of this class of persons, and the accounts which he gave of facts which had come under his own observation were indeed terrible. Violet began to question herself as to whether she had ever been guilty of hurrying workwomen, and thus increasing the pressure of the toil; and she feared that she had often thoughtlessly insisted on having a dress finished by a certain day when she did not absolutely require it; but she hoped that she might remember these sad histories in the future, and be more considerate. Caroline leaned forward, and fixed her attention very earnestly upon what the gentleman was saying, asking him many questions, and expressing great interest in the society of which he spoke, and declared her intention of calling on a number of ladies on her return to Clifton, in order to see whether a similar society might not be formed there. At length Mrs. Masham gave the signal for the ladies to withdraw; and as soon as they had entered the drawing-room, Caroline came and seated herself beside Violet. "Who upon earth would have thought of meeting you here?" exclaimed Caroline, as she seized Violet's hand. "There is nothing...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696425X
  • 9781236964250