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The Red Court Farm (2): A Novel


The Red Court Farm (2): A Novel

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    Mrs. Henry Wood
Volume: 2 General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1868 Original Publisher: B. Tauchnitz Subjects: English fiction Fiction / General Fiction / Classics Fiction / Literary Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER IV. THE NEW MISTEESS OF THE KED COURT. My lady was up betimes in the morning. Remembering the previous day's dinner, she went to seek the cook, intending to come down upon her with a reprimand. The servants were only just rising from breakfast, which afforded my lady an opportunity of seeing the style of that meal as served, in the kitchen of the Red Court Farm. Tea and coffee: part of a ham, cold: toasted bacon, hot: eggs boiled: watercress and radishes: a raised pie: cold beef: shrimps: hot rolls: toast and butter. The sight of all this so completely took Lady Ellis aback, that she could only stare and wonder. " Is this your usual breakfast table ?" she asked of the cook when the rest had left the kitchen. " Yes, my lady." " By whose permission ?" " By -- I don't understand," said the cook, a stolid sort of woman in ordinary, with a placid face, though very great in her own department. " Who is it that allows all this ?" Still the woman did not quite comprehend. The scale of living at the Red Court Farm was so profuse, that the servants in point of fact could eat what they pleased. " Sometimes the eatables is varied, my lady." " But -- does Mr. Thornycroft know of this extravagance going on ? Is he aware that you sit down to such a breakfast ?" Cook could not say. He did not trouble himself about the matter. Yes, now she remembered, the justice had come in when they were at breakfast and oth...  
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