An Old Maid's Love; A Dutch Tale Told In English by Maarten MaartensAn Old Maid's Love; A Dutch Tale Told In English by Maarten Maartens

An Old Maid's Love; A Dutch Tale Told In English

byMaarten Maartens

Paperback | February 9, 2012

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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.1891 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Xm. A STORM IN AN EGG-CUP. "hand me the egg, Betje," said Mejuffrouw Varelkamp sharply; "I can't bear to look at you any longer. It gives me the fidgets. You are very stupid, Betje. You don't even know how to beat up an egg." "Humph!" said Betje. "You're as stupid as a hen," continued Suzanna, vigorously whisking round the creamy mess in the little bowl. "Providence brings you an egg, and you don't even know what to do with it." "I'd know quick enough," protested Betje, "only I never get a chance except on Easter Monday. And if you'd only buy one of those egg-whipper things that Mina has up at Steenevest, you'd save yourself and me a deal of trouble, Juffrouw. Especially when French people come into the house, that seem to think that God Almighty intended man for an omelet." "Why for an omelet?" asked the Juffrouw, suddenly interested. It was no use speaking figuratively to Mejuffrouw Varelkamp. She only understood her own similes, graphic enough sometimes, never anybody else's. "Humph!" said Betje. Her mistress knew that that enigmatical word contained the essence of all Betje's religion and philosophy, and of most of her passions and affections. She was a woman of little knowledge and much wisdom, and her silence, at any rate, was golden. Silence is always a beautiful thing in a woman. But it is not till we meet with it in a confidential maid-servant that we know what a very beautiful thing it can be. Betje could be silent when she chose, and she could also talk. Good heavens! how she could talk! She was not afraid of Miss Varelkamp, but she stood in awe of her undeniable virtues. She had an open eye for those virtues, and secretly venerated them. And therefore--marvellous to behold--she was possessed of another quality, rare enough in most women,...
Title:An Old Maid's Love; A Dutch Tale Told In EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217807526

ISBN - 13:9780217807524