Through The Mill; The Life Of A Mill Boy

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byFrederic Kenyon Brown

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Excerpt: ... Chapter IX. A Factory Fashion-plate, the Magic Shirt Bosom^ and Wise Counsel on How to Grow Straight Chapter IX. A Factory Fashionplate, the Magic Shirt Bosom, and Wise Counsel on How to Grow Straight THE ring-spinning room is generally the center of fashion in a cottonmill. The reason may be that the ring-spinners, at least in New England, are generally vivacious FrenchCanadian girls. There were some in the mill where I began work, who possessed an inordinate thirst for ornament and dress. The ring-spinners had clean surroundings and much easier work than their sisters in the weave-shed. Their labor was more genteel than that of their sisters in the carding-room. Marie Poisson, who ran frames which I cleaned and oiled, was the leader of fashion in the room, and well she was fitted for it. She resembled a sunflower on a dandelion stalk; she was statuesque even in working-dress, and when you saw her hands you wondered how she ever got through the day without gloves. She lived on doughnuts, frosted cake, cold meats, and pickles, in order that her board bill might remain small and allow her a good percentage of her wages for dress. She had huge coiffures in all the latest styles, and when the little artistic dabs of powder were absent, her face had a lean and hungry look. Marie was a splendid specimen of compressed humanity: she must have suffered the tortures of the inquisition, for what tiny highheeled shoes she took off and hid in the waste can, near the coat hooks! How many times a day did I see her pressing her hands to her waist as if to unbind herself and get a good gulp of air! How stiff her neck from its daily imprisonment in a high, starched collar! At that time, a certain dainty, mincing, doubled-up walk was affected by the fashionable society women of the country, a gait wh...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Excerpt: ... Chapter IX. A Factory Fashion-plate, the Magic Shirt Bosom^ and Wise Counsel on How to Grow Straight Chapter IX. A Factory Fashionplate, the Magic Shirt B...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021730723X

ISBN - 13:9780217307239

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