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The simple adventures of a memsahib

Sara Jeannette Duncan

The simple adventures of a memsahib

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Published by Chatto & Windus in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Sara Jeanette Duncan ; with 37 illustrations by F.H. Townsend.
ContributionsTownsend, F. H. 1868-1920.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 311 p. :
Number of Pages311
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22951661M

Barry X. It will be my fault if you find her dull, I shall be in that case no faithful historian, but a traducer. In six months it was positively time to begin to see about the trousseau, because, as Mrs. A few sarl trees were scattered here and there in clumps, all their lower branches stolen for firewood, and wherever a mud hut squatted behind a hillock there grew a tall castor oil bean tree or two, and some plantains. Forsyth-Jones, Helen reflected, the horrors of the situation would have been less keen; but I have no doubt that each of these ladies entertained the same sentiments towards her two fellow-voyagers. And certainly in the lists of presents appended you will find many, if not all of those that the Rev.

Among the photographs of the brides which accompany you may even find one fairly like Helen. Invidious first officer! Beautiful, blue endpages. That the pillared houses and the palm-shaded gardens, and the multiplicity of turbaned domestics gave her special raptures, which she has since outgrown, but still likes to claim. This is the custom of ladies the world over who sail upon the seas. Damp stain on lower edge of book.

For instance, there was that very thing they were talking about yesterday—that idea of getting Jaeger all through for Helen. Of course, Helen would have to adapt her inducements to circumstances—it was not likely that a little Bengali could be baited with a Bath bun. Surely in two years Mr. Dear me, how they enter in, how they grow to be part of us, these objects of ordinary use and comfort that we place within the four walls of the little shelters we build for ourselves on the fickle round of the world! After a chapter or two of rather wallowing in ever-decreasing stages of self-pity, Sara Jeannette Duncan then turns her gaze to the garden in which she is exiled, and the gardener who oversees it, Atma.


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Macdonald had undertaken to bring out to friends in Calcutta—a feeling, that she ought properly to be in an air-tight box in the hold, corded and labelled and expected to give no further trouble. Peachey thoughtfully acquiesced, though in fancy she still allowed herself to picture Helen leading in gentle triumph a train of Rajahs to the bosom of the Church—a train of nice Rajahs, clean and savoury.

Macdonald remarked that Gibraltar looked much as usual the morning they steamed under its hostile shadow, and Mrs. There were charpoys [4] to sleep on, travellers brought their own bedding. Much as Mrs. I introduce it on its merits as a triviality, to indicate that George William Browne and Helen Frances Peachey arrived at a point where they considered themselves indispensable to each other in the most natural, simple, and unimpeded manner.

But ultimately, it remains a book about her experience as a wife. How short you cut your hair, you dear old thing!

Sara Jeanette Duncan

Just at first, young Browne did not quite know which he appreciated most, Helen who poured it out, or the neat little maid in cap and apron who brought it in—it was so long since he had seen tea brought in by anything feminine in cap and apron; but after a bit the little maid sank to her proper status of consideration, and Helen was left supreme.

A Court in Germany ordered that access to certain items in the Project Gutenberg collection are blocked from Germany. But the steward was a man, and always respectfully cheerful.

If it were not for Miss Stitch and Mrs. Macdonald did not particularize, she was content with a general empire, though she prized that, as anybody could see.

It began to rain a little, but the ladies were all provided with umbrellas, and under them sang on. But I cannot give any more of my valuable space to Mrs. Macdonald kept out of the way. It seemed advisable, but who knew definitely whether it was!

And was private to me. Then they came in little straggling strings and bands, looking at these strangers from under inverted baskets, appearing from nowhere and disappearing in vague and crooked directions. Browne to me afterwards. The hymns were not exclusively of any church or creed—Moody and Sankey contributed as many of them as the Ancient and Modern, but they were all lustily emotional and befitting the occasion to the most unfortunate degree.

Helen would keep a little diary; she would post it at Gibraltar, Naples, Port Said, and Colombo; and they were to write overland to Naples, and by the next mail to Calcutta, which would reach before she did. She reads — and oh! Doubtless she would have to offer them rice or—what else was it they liked so much?

The Memsahib

Helen thought that even missionary zeal would not carry her so far as that. Browne would like me to linger over her first impressions of Calcutta. As it was, there was great congratulation among the Peacheys, and they hastened to invite Mr. Personally, i have been a student of the novelist, and hold her in high regards for her commitment to work and despise all the notions of chastising someone unnecessarily for being the wife of a bureaucrat.

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