He was a good man, and worked in the field as hard as he could; and Aunt Em did all the housework
, with Dorothy's help.
For a hundred francs a year, she cooked and did the housework
, washed, ironed, mended, harnessed the horse, fattened the poultry, made the butter and remained faithful to her mistress--although the latter was by no means an agreeable person.
'Because they will take me away,' says I, 'and put me to service, and I can't work housework
.' 'Well, child,' says she, 'but though you can't work housework
, as you call it, you will learn it in time, and they won't put you to hard things at first.' 'Yes, they will,' says I, 'and if I can't do it they will beat me, and the maids will beat me to make me do great work, and I am but a little girl and I can't do it'; and then I cried again, till I could not speak any more to her.
But first I will tell you that for many years I have longed for a servant to help me with the housework
and to cook the meals and wash the dishes.
Then the parrot said, "I think we all ought to do the housework
Stroeve did all the housework
herself; and while Dirk painted bad pictures, she went marketing, cooked the luncheon, sewed, occupied herself like a busy ant all the day; and in the evening sat in the studio, sewing again, while Dirk played music which I am sure was far beyond her comprehension.
Doc Hentley'll come every day, an' Mary'll come in an' do the housework
, an' take care of you an' all that, just as you'll do for her if she ever needs it."
I'm glad you have decided to come back and restore order, for doing housework
and minding the children is wearing out the strength of every man in the Emerald City."
Amy found that housework
and art did not go well together, and returned to her mud pies.
My sore throat kept me indoors, and grandmother had a cold which made the housework
heavy for her.
But the girl lived with an old woman who did not want her to marry anyone, for she was so lazy she wished the girl to remain with her and do the cooking and the housework
. So the old woman went to the Wicked Witch of the East, and promised her two sheep and a cow if she would prevent the marriage.