At Home with the Jardines

Author: Lilian Bell
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,204 / 163 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 640
Added to site: 2006.07.23
mnybks.net#: 14132
Origin: gutenberg.org
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Follow the fortunes of the delightful heroine of "Abroad with the Jimmies," though it may be read separately.

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flush of its youth. But to-day the careless hens had delivered two cracked eggs out of one unhappy dozen to Mary. With a directness of address seldom met with in good society, Mary thus delivered herself down the dumb-waiter, 'Well, damn you for a groceryman--'"

"Oh, Aubrey! Did she say that word?"

"She said just that. 'When we are paying a dollar a look at eggs, what do you mean by sending me two cracked ones out of twelve? To be sure somebody has been sitting on these eggs, but I'll swear it wasn't a hen.' His reply was inaudible, but he was just going out to his wagon, and he was opening up his heart to the butcher boy as I passed. 'I'd give five dollars, poor as I am,' he said, 'for one look at that old woman's face, for she talks for all the world just like my own mother.' And with that he exchanged the two cracked eggs for two perfect ones out of another order, and took the good ones in to Mary."

"I wonder if it will last," I said to a woman who was envying the fact that I

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