Now, there was nobody in the kitchen, but the pretty housemaid; and as Sam's hat was mislaid, he had to look for it, and the pretty housemaid lighted him.
'Here it is,' said the pretty housemaid. 'This is it, ain't it?'
At this point of the narrative the cook turned pale, and asked the housemaid to shut the door: who asked Brittles, who asked the tinker, who pretended not to hear.
The cook and housemaid simultaneously ejaculated 'Lor!' and drew their chairs closer together.
My lady (being a Christian woman, if ever there was one yet) said to the matron, upon that, "Rosanna Spearman shall have her chance, in my service." In a week afterwards, Rosanna Spearman entered this establishment as our second housemaid.
Add to this that, plain as she was, there was just a dash of something that wasn't like a housemaid, and that WAS like a lady, about her.
"It begins at three o'clock," the housemaid
went on, "and, what with practicing and rehearsing, and ornamenting the schoolroom, there's a hubbub fit to make a person's head spin.
So you see Molly, the housemaid
, of a morning, watching a spider in the doorpost lay his thread and laboriously crawl up it, until, tired of the sport, she raises her broom and sweeps away the thread and the artificer.
But he did bring her in the afternoon, I think, and the housemaid
opened the door to them, and showed them into the parlour.
It had really occurred to her, unprompted, that Fanny, preparing for a ball, might be glad of better help than the upper housemaid
's, and when dressed herself, she actually sent her own maid to assist her; too late, of course, to be of any use.
When she opened her eyes in the morning it was because a young housemaid
had come into her room to light the fire and was kneeling on the hearth-rug raking out the cinders noisily.
Seated at my own table in clear noonday light I saw a person whom, without my previous experience, I should have taken at the first blush for some housemaid
who might have stayed at home to look after the place and who, availing herself of rare relief from observation and of the schoolroom table and my pens, ink, and paper, had applied herself to the considerable effort of a letter to her sweetheart.
Bessie went into the housemaid
's apartment, which was near.
Pocket was in good spirits, when a housemaid
came in, and said, "If you please, sir, I should wish to speak to you."
But as none of this faction needed the services of a domestic engineer, he was none the richer for their support, and the only patron he obtained was a housemaid
who was leaving her situation at a country house in the vicinity, and wanted her box repaired, the lid having fallen off.