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Half-a-dozen housekeepers

a story for girls in half-a-dozen chapters

by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

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Published by H. Altemus in Philadelphia .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Kate Douglas Wiggin. Pictures by Mills Thompson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.W638 H
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 162 p.
Number of Pages162
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6931179M
LC Control Number03021719
OCLC/WorldCa2186569

But it has been an uncertain peace, and periodically I think I should evict them. While these preparations were in progress, the six juvenile housekeepers were undergoing abject suffering in their cookery for the picnic. After much searching for kindling-wood, however, much chattering of teeth, for the thermometer was below zero, much vicious banging of stove doors, and clattering of hods and shovels, that trouble was overcome. Things that should have been thin were fat and puffy; those that should have risen high and light as air were flat and soggy; pots, pans, bowls, were heaped on one another in the sink until at one o'clock Alice Forsaith went to bed with a headache, leaving the kitchen in a state of general confusion and uproar. The great reason is, that such labor has been considered a disgrace.

You, Alice, and Josie Fenton, are too far from home to go there anyway, so I shall lead you off as helpless captives. And thus one week of the joys and trials of this merry half-a-dozen housekeepers was over and gone. Then I saw a mud-dauber wasp nest on one of the open rafters. We never looked into the store-room nor bought anything in advance nor settled what we should cook. They put on big aprons and washed pans and pots that had been evaded for two days, made fish-balls for breakfast, dusted, scrubbed, washed, mended, darned, and otherwise reduced the house to that especial and delicious kind of order which is likened unto apple-pie. Lilia stood still in horror and dismay, while Bell fished it hastily out, looking very crumpled, sooty, shrunken, and generally penitent, if an omelet can assume that expression.

This block will remain in place until legal guidance changes. Mother has left a pot of mince-meat in the pantry. In sorting through material for her autobiography, she put many items in a box she and her sister labelled "Posthumous. I've made pies before, and these shall not be a failure. Many irons have self-cleaning cycles that you can use to clean the water reservoir and steam vents.


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Half-a-dozen housekeepers book

Out in the kitchen closet lay a melancholy pile of failure,—Alice's pop-overs, which had refused to pop; Patty's tarts, rocky and tough; and a bride's cake that would have made any newly married couple feel as if they were at the funeral of their own stomachs. Many a mother goes down to the grave, who, had her habits been simple, might have lived to be a blessing in the home, the church, and the world.

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Be on hand, sharp, and let us all go in and view the scene together. You always say things so prettily, Bell, that I like to hear you sermonize.

I wonder if I shall ever be wide awake enough for that! I shan't crack the almonds; the girl that hath her teeth, I say, is no girl, if with her teeth she cannot crack an almond. We had heard that in some tribes they burn the bodies of the dead, and wondered whether his were one of them, so we asked him the particulars, of course, and were terribly shocked when we heard that it was the funeral of poor Eskaluna, who had visited us so lately, in all her dusky beauty.

There were two bottles just alike on the wash-stand, and in the night she bathed her face for five minutes in the purple ink! The counterpanes and comforters were quilted in wonderful patterns. To be sure, in cutting the dried beef, she notched a memorandum of the pieces shaved on each of her fingers, so that when she finished they were perfect little calendars of suffering; however, this only concerned herself, and she did not murmur, as most of her mistakes implicated other people.

Mother and I were sitting under the peach-trees in the garden one afternoon. Her mother and another relative had gone to hear Dickens read in Portland, but Wiggin, aged 11, was thought to be too young to warrant an expensive ticket. Heat the iron and spread paper towels over your ironing board, then rub Tylenol over the stained area, using a pair of tweezers to hold the tablets.

Won't they think of the desert blooming as the rose! They defied King Winter openly, and went on all sorts of excursions, even on a bona-fide picnic, notwithstanding the two feet of snow on the ground. After breakfast, Bell went to the window and stood dreamily flattening her nose against the pane, while the others busied themselves about their several tasks.

The sitting-room coal stove had accommodations, on top and back, for cooking, so Bell thought that their suppers, with perhaps an occasional breakfast, might be prepared there. Well, I'm off. Just then the hack door opened, and in hurried Uncle Harry, Edith, and Patty, much terrified, for they had heard the shouts and gasps and excited voices from outside, and supposed that Lilia must at least have fallen into convulsions.

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