Saved Humiliation – Tuesday December 1902

Before we could get set to work with our baking, two visitors arrived for dinner, intimating that another of the same family might be expected for tea! Your pity, I pray! Nothing in the tea cake line, but plain bread in the house (in the recital of which sad tale lies a moral, I am aware).

There was nothing for it but to send secretly to the village for what good things could be bought.

At tea time we trembled when a privileged guest enquired as he lifted a slice of cake, “Your own baking?”

“No, “ we answered bravely, “we bought it at —-.”

Would the next question be, When did you buy it?

But curiosity was satisfied and we were saved the humiliation of further exposure.”

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