The Log-Cabin Lady: An Anonymous Autobiography

The Log-Cabin Lady: An Anonymous Autobiography

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"[...]He was absorbed in his game. I could not endure it another minute. I went over and said good night to my hostess who had spoken to me only once since my arrival.
Drowsy as I was, I noticed she seemed surprised. "Oh, no," I told her; "I am not ill, only very sleepy."
How good my pillow felt!
The next morning Tom was cross. I had made a faux pas. I had…  See more details below

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"[...]He was absorbed in his game. I could not endure it another minute. I went over and said good night to my hostess who had spoken to me only once since my arrival.
Drowsy as I was, I noticed she seemed surprised. "Oh, no," I told her; "I am not ill, only very sleepy."
How good my pillow felt!
The next morning Tom was cross. I had made a faux pas. I had shown I was bored and peeved and had gone to bed before the hostess indicated it was bedtime. It "was n't done" in England.
"What do you do if you can't keep awake?" I asked. "You slip out quietly, go to your room ask a maid to call you after you have had forty winks, then you go back and pretend you are having a good time," said Tom.
There were some bitter hours after we got back to London. But Tom won, and I promised to get a companion. Then there came into my life the most wonderful of friends. She was the widow of a British Army officer who had been killed in India, and her only child was dead. She was a woman of education and heart; she understood my needs, all of them, and I interested her. She had seen great suffering; she had a deep feeling for humanity and an honest desire to be of use in the world. In the English register my companion was listed as the Honorable Evelyn, but we quickly got down to Mary and Eve. We loved each other. Eve went to France with us a few months later. She made me talk French with her. My first formal dinner in France was a pleasant surprise. It was like a great family party-not dull and quiet like the English dinner, and ever so much more fun. Everybody participated. If there was one lion at the table, everybody shared him.[...]".

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ISBN-13:
9781502980335
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/17/2015
Pages:
50
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

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The Log-Cabin Lady - An Anonymous Autobiography (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the book a little unusual that the author did not want to be named even in the future. The information she shared was very interesting and informative on the attitudes then sadly in some place not that differnt from today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book is more a lengthy pamphlet than a book. Seems like it was a series of newspaper or magazine columns gathered into a book. Contents does not live up to the book title. Read it as an example of writing during the time period, not for information.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We have given way to fast food,dinners in front of the tv,flip flops at the white house and everything else we call manners and proper ettiquite . This should be a must read for everyone as it explains the need to know what is proper and why. As the author discovered you never know when you may need this information. Perfect example is the recent faux paus of Michelle Obama meeting Queen Elizabeth that made headlines.