The Casting Away Of Mrs. Lecks And Mrs. Aleshine

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byFrank Richard Stockton

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... reef except the barred passageway through which we had come. When I returned to the house, I found that Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine had been hard at work all the morning. They had, so to speak, gone regularly and systematically to housckeeping, and had already divided the labors of the establishment between them. Mrs. Aleshine, who prided herself on her skill in culinary matters, was to take charge of the cooking, while Mrs. Lecks assumed the care of the various rooms and the general management of the household. This arrangement was explained to me at length, and when I remarked that all this seemed to indicate that they expected to remain here for a long time, Mrs. Lecks replied: "In my part of the country I could tell pretty close, by the dust on the tables and on the top of the pianner, how long a family had been out of a house; but dust in Pennsylvany and dust on a sea island, where there's no wagons nor carriages, is quite different. This house has been left in very good order, and though the windows wants washin', and the floors and stairs brushin',--which will be easy considerin' that none of 'em has carpets,--and everything in the house a reg'lar cleanin' up and airin', it may be that the family has n't been gone away very long, and so it' may be a good while before they come back again. Mrs. Aleshine and me has talked it over, and we 've made up our minds that the right thing to do is just to go along and attend to things as if we was a-goin' to stay here for a month or two; and it may be even longer than that before the people come back. And I don't think they 'll have anything to complain of when they find their house in apple-pie order, their windows washed, their floors clean, and not a speek of dust anywhere." "For my part," said Mrs. Alesh...

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... reef except the barred passageway through which we had come. When I returned to the house, I found that Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Al...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217069746

ISBN - 13:9780217069748

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