The wash-house was quieting down, for eleven o'clock had struck. Half of the washerwomen were perched on the edge of their tubs, eating sausages between slices of bread and drinking from open bottles of wine. Only housewives who had come to launder small bundles of family linen were hurrying to finish.
Margaret Sinton came that night bringing a beautiful blue one in its place, and carried away the other to launder. "Do you mean to say those dresses are to be washed every two days?" questioned Mrs. Comstock. "They have to be, to look fresh," replied Margaret. "We want our girl sweet as a rose." "Well, of all things!" cried Mrs. Comstock. "Every two days!
While the young men do the kinds of work I have mentioned, the young women to a large extent make, mend, and launder the clothing of the young men, and thus are taught important industries. One of the objections sometimes urged against industrial education for the negro is that it aims merely to teach him to work on the same plan that he was made to follow when in slavery.
Lessing Burns looked at her. "No white clothes?" he asked. "Did you want him to have some?" "No. But I thought you would." "I have ordered three suits to be made for him," she admitted, flushing a little. "They will be very plain and will launder beautifully. He will wear them only on special occasions. Do you mind?" "Well, not on those conditions," he agreed reluctantly.
As the two girls returned to the house, Lottie said to her sister: "Do you know, dear Louise, our rooms have become somewhat dingy during our stay here. Let us, while mother is absent, have them painted. We could launder the curtains and polish the floors. These bright spring days seem to demand it.
If you will launder them I will wear them to the state ball to-morrow evening, and will tell all my rich and influential friends who did them up, and if you wish I will send you a letter saying that I patronized your laundry once two years ago, and have since used no other."
Shelf of glass or wood covered with oil cloth over basin. Stool White enamel, preferably. Clothes hooks on back of door, or clothes tree. Sash curtains of white material, easy to launder. Lavatory It is well to have additional lavatory on ground floor to save steps. It should contain toilet, wash bowl, stool and fixtures for accessories. Should be as easy to clean and hygienic as bathroom.
"Why," said he, "you don't know the first thing about woman's work, Joan. What could you do?" Joan straightened wrathfully. "I sure do know. Sure I do. I can cook fine. I can make a room clean. I can launder " "Oh, pooh! The Chinaman does all that as well no, better than you ever could do it. That's not woman's work." Joan saw all the business of femininity swept off the earth.
The ranger's job was a man's job in the old days when it was a mere matter of patrolling; but it's worse and more of it to-day. A ranger must be ready and willing to build bridges, fight fire, scale logs, chop a hole through a windfall, use a pick in a ditch, build his own house, cook, launder, and do any other old trick that comes along.
"I tell you, it is the picture of old Malise of Ravenswood, and he is as like it as if he had loupen out of the canvas; and it is up in the old baron's hall that the maids launder the clothes in; and it has armour, and not a coat like the gentleman; and he has not a beard and whiskers like the picture; and it has another kind of thing about the throat, and no band-strings as he has; and "