last be the house, and for which the rent asked was $350; but once more were we doomed to disappointment by finding that the "handsome dining and drawing-rooms" were two small parlors, with doors opening into each other; and that "five excellent bed-chambers" were three small rooms and two wretched attics.
From the station to this place was four miles; and, as weary and hopeless we were returning to it, it occurred to H. to ask the driver if he knew of any houses to let in the vicinity. He considered, then said he only knew of one, which had been vacant some time, and that parties who had been to see it would not take it because it was situated in a bad neighborhood.
At the commencement of our search that would have been quite sufficient to have deterred us from looking at it, but we could not now afford to be fastidious. Our own house was let, and move from it we must in less than a fortnight; so we desired the driver to take us into this bad neighborhood, and were rewarded for the additional
A short book based on a journal kept by a woman. She moved from London to the countryside with her family to see if they could survive living on a small 4 acre farm. She documents the trials and successes at different endeavors. She gives pointers on a few things learned. The work was long but they survived the six month test period they had set up for themselves. They stayed on after the six months were over. This book is from 1860. The book has a few typos or miss-spelled words, but they do not detract from the story.