More Half-hours With My Girls by Amy Susan BakerMore Half-hours With My Girls by Amy Susan Baker

More Half-hours With My Girls

byAmy Susan Baker

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...does the most of the cooking, I mean, and cleans the saucepans and dishes?' asked Mrs. Wykeham, strongly suspecting what would be the answer. 'Well, mother does most of it, ma'am, to be sure, and so she says she can quite well spare me, to go to service.' 'Oh, Susan, Susan,' exclaimed Mrs. Wykeham in despair, 'what can you do?' 'Well, ma'am/ answered Susan, undaunted,'I do odd jobs about, and sometimes I do a day's washing out.' e Are you fond of children?' she next asked. 'I can't say I am, ma'am, and I shouldn't like to go into the nursery. My cousin tried it, and she came back at the end of her month.' 'Why was that?' asked Mrs. Wykeham; but on Susan's hesitating, she added, 'wasn't she comfortable in her situation?' 'No, ma'am, that she wasn't; they expected her to do such things, she said she could not put up with it--and I couldn't either.' Wishing to know the reason of Susan's prejudice to what seemed to Mrs. Wykeham, the best opening for her, namely, that of going out as nurse-maid, she paused for a moment, till Susan burst forth--'She had--she had--to rinse out the baby's things before they went to the wash!' 'Oh, Susan, Susan, what shall I make of you?' exclaimed her friend, in motherly despair. (What would you do, if you were to marry, and have a dozen babies of your own to wash and wring for? You girls seem to think that, by going to service, you can escape every piece of hard work and dirty work, which would otherwise fall to your lot in the world, and you come to me, one after another, not knowing how to do a single thing--well, yes, I must speak the truth, hard though it seems--and you ask me to recommend you for places, where the ladies expect all the virtues under the sun. I am to find them, you see, steady, hardworking,...
Title:More Half-hours With My GirlsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217319122

ISBN - 13:9780217319126