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What Diantha Did

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Language: English
Wordcount: 56,007 / 168 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,072 2859

"That child is the most practical of any of you," said her mother; which statement was tacitly accepted. It was not extravagant praise.

Dora poked about in the refrigerator for a bit of ice. She ho no idea of the high cost of ice in that region--it came from "the store," like all their provisions. It did not occur to her that fish and milk and melons made a poor combination in flavor; or that the clammy, sub-offensive smell was not the natural and necessary odor of refrigerators. Neither did she think that a sunny corner of the back porch near the chimney, though convenient, was an ill-selected spot for a refrigerator. She couldn't find the ice-pick, so put a big piece of ice in a towel and broke it on the edge of the sink; replaced the largest fragment, used what she wanted, and left the rest to filter slowly down through a mass of grease and tea-leaves; found the raspberry vinegar, and made a very satisfactory beverage which her mother received with grateful affection.

"Thank you, my darling," sh

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
Leah A. Zeldes

A young woman flies in the face of convention -- and her fiance -- by starting a business that helps other women. The novel is something of an idealistic propaganda piece for feminism, but not an overly preachy one. It's a pity society didn't quite develop along the orderly lines Gilman envisioned.



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