Left in Charge

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byClara Morris

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV Out of the Past To Selina Marsh her period of service at the Brooks place was as a gourd of water to a traveler's sore thirst. Mr. Brooks was of New England parentage and up-bringing and fairly well-to-do. He was a practical farmer who saw no necessity for starving his mentality and therefore took in a story-paper for his wife and a weekly political sheet for himself, to say nothing of a monthly publication. The house was the wax-neat abode of the Down-East housekeeper, who keeps her closets, in the fear of sudden death, so immaculate that spying mourners may find no condemning word to cast into her grave, of dust, of cobweb or of moth. The sunny, airy, well-furnished kitchen was a sort of culinary Paradise compared to the tiny, dark, make-something-else-do cubby-hole at Gallaway's home; and Selina spent the greater part of her life there beating things--egg-white to stiff standing, butter to a froth, butter and sugar to a cream; and in turning out jellies and floating-islands and custards baked and custards boiled and flummery, and jumbles and cookies and jelly-roll and fried-cake and pound, silver and gold cake, and clear-strained light soups for Mrs. Brooks and heavy rich meaty soups for Mr. Brooks. She was both light of foot and hand, though strong to lift and turn the sick woman, and oh, wonder of wonders! she could read aloud in the night when the nervous attacks came suddenly on, and the sick one wanted to scream. One night she moaned and bit her nails and cried again and again: "Mrs. Marsh, I must! I must, I tell you! I've got to scream--I've got to! My throat is just bursting with great screeches!" Then Selina, after looking at her twitching face a moment, said: "All right, Mrs. Brooks, just wait one moment, till I run in and warn Mr....

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV Out of the Past To Selina Marsh her period of service at the Brooks place was as a gourd of water to a traveler's s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021750180X

ISBN - 13:9780217501804

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