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Excerpt from Feed the BruteMrs. Pottle (deeply interested). Ah! And what had she got to say to that?Mrs. W. She seemed a bit put out, though my aunts sister-in-law told her the same. But when her legs began to swell -Mrs. P. (with increasedMoreExcerpt from Feed the BruteMrs. Pottle (deeply interested). Ah! And what had she got to say to that?Mrs. W. She seemed a bit put out, though my aunts sister-in-law told her the same. But when her legs began to swell -Mrs. P. (with increased enjoyment). Ah-h, we all know what that means. A real polished oak coffin, you said?Mrs. W. (importantly). Yes, with best brass handles, and name-plate inlaid, no expense spared - flowers and plumes and everything the heart could wish, though it took every bit of the insurance money, and then we had to pawn the mangle.Mrs. P. (clucks admiringly). Well, you could not have done more for her if shed been a countess.Mrs. W. Thought youd like a mourning card. (Takes card out of an envelope.)Mrs. P. (taking it in her apron). Well now, aint that handsome! Black and silver! You may well say there was no expense spared. Whats this - looks like a hat box?Mrs. W. Broken column. The undertaker recommended that.Mrs. P. Whats the tex? (Reading.) To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die. I always did like that tex. We had it for my great-aunt, Mrs. Twigg, what kept the fried fish shop in Church Street.Mrs. W. (slightingly). Never heard of her. ... I wanted, Ow for the touch of a vanished hand, and the sound of a voice that is still. More classy, I thought. But they said wed better keep that for father. Hell be the next to go, and itll be a blessed relief. ... What you got there?About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.