This is a high quality book of the original classic edition. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, finally, back in print. This is a freshly published edition of this culturally important work, which is now, at last, again available to you. Enjoy this classic work. These few paragraphs distill the contents and gives you a short overview and insight of this work and the author's style: If the period in which she lived had been that of to-day, I think Regina Brown would have entered herself at any hospital that would have accepted her and would have trained for a nurse; but, in the early seventies, nursing was not, as now, the almost regulation answer to the question, "What shall we do with our girls?" ...In the course of life one comes across so many people who are always yearning to go out into the world and do something, but Regina Brown was not a young woman who could or would content herself with mere yearning. ...But there never was a next one, and slowly, as the second baby got through her troubles and began to toddle about and to play games with her sister, the truth was borne in upon her parents that what Maud had begun Julia had finished-that no boy would come to gladden the hearts of the Whittaker and Brown households, that no little Brown-Whittaker would ever make history. ..."With regard to my Georgie, all I can say is, that until she is married she will have to live just as I lived until I was married; that is to say, she will do what I tell her, she will wear what I advise her to wear, or what I give her to wear; she will have a very good time, but she will not have a separate existence from mine until she goes into a home of her own, or until I am carried out to my last long resting-place." ...Master, he carried on something shameful, not that I blame him, for a man what comes home and can't get his meals regular and never knows whether missus will be in or out and everything else in the same way-well, you can't expect a house to be run what you can call comfortable, at least it never is, and this was a poor, feckless thing that didn't understand how to order a dinner for a gentleman, and didn't understand how to let the cook make a suggestion.