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Our Mutual Friend

Our Mutual Friend is Dickens’s last completed novel. The story revolves around the Harmon fortune. Old John Harmon, a cold-hearted miser, has died leaving his fortune to his estranged son, also John Harmon, on condition that he marry Bella Wilfer. … Continue reading

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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 2

“It’s the way with them,” said the person of the house, shrugging her shoulders again. “And they take no care of their clothes, and they never keep to the same fashions a month. I work for a doll with three … Continue reading

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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 1

“Dolls; that’s all,” said Jenny, shortly. “Very difficult to fit too, because their figures are so uncertain. You never know where to expect their waists.” (Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens, Book II, Chapter 5) I wrote recently that I … Continue reading

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Eugene’s Kitchen

At a rummage sale this summer, I bought a set of three cast iron saucepans — a 1 quart, a 2 quart, and a 3 quart — with wooden handles to them (an ordinary set of cast iron saucepans, in … Continue reading

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