Now it was laid in the old bath house, where the stove was lighted to dry it out.
It was like breaking in on some weird sect--"Stove Worshippers."
On our arrival, Marcus procured a dwelling for us, consisting of a small stove- room and some chambers, with stabling for our horses.
=The Nurnberg Stove.= This beautiful story has never before been published at a popular price.
Each carriage contained a stove,--at that season a most important article of furniture.
"As near as I can tell the story," said Mrs. Brooks, rattling the poor old coal-stove,--for she always had to be moving something else, as well as her nose, when she talked,--"she lost her sight by studying too hard, and then getting cold in her eyes."
Meanwhile the following sick and wounded have been left at the hospital at dark's Crossing, under the care of Dr. Orton: Captain Clark; Privates Hislop, Harris, Stovel, Matthews, Code Jarvis, Canniff, Lethbridge, Kemp, Bruce; Captain Gardner; Privates Perrin, King, Dunn, McDonald, Cummings, Jones, R. Jones, Wilson, Morrison, Woodman, Imrie, Asseline, Lailor; Sergeant Mawhinney, Private Wainwright.
Fragments of wrecks came ashore on different parts of the island, together with casks, chests, rigging, stoven boats, etc.,
That was housed over, a smoking stovepipe stuck through the roof, and a capped and aproned cook rested his arms on the window sill as they floated in.
Each of these boats had cabins built amidships, with short stovepipes projecting through the roofs, and from the pipe of the Ghost smoke was ascending.
"Oh, say," gasped Ned Stover, his eyes bulging, "what's this--a powwow outfit?"
Jerry held up at the lumber camp, for he wished to ask a few questions of the cook, who was a man he happened to know in a small way, though never particularly fancying Jock Stovers.
It was only a month before that he had found them all sitting outside their broken-down fence, surrounded by decrepit chairs, sofas, tables, bedsteads, bits of carpet, and stoves.
I need not, then, describe our encampment in detail,--its guard-tent in advance,--its guns in battery,--its flagstaff,--its companies quartered in streets with droll and fanciful names,--its officers' tents in the rear, at right angles to the lines of company-tents,--its kitchens, armed with Captain Viele's capital army cooking-stoves,--its big marquees, "The White House" and "Fort Pickens," for the lodging and messing of the new artillery company,--its barbers' shops,--its offices.
ETC.--See's Gas Stove.--With engraving.
As coolly as though he were not more than a chunk of stovewood, Croisset and the Indian came through the bushes, seized him by the head and feet, carried him out into the trail and laid him lengthwise on the sledge.
It had a beautiful white-painted academy, don't you remember, so we could go to school there,--Kathleen and I anyway, if you could get enough money to keep Gilly at Eastover."
THE END OF THE VOYAGE INDEX LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS THE PORTICO OF BRANDON, FROM THE GARDEN (In full color) (See page 119) Frontispiece MAP OF THE JAMES RIVER FROM RICHMOND TO ITS MOUTH THE HOUSEBOAT GADABOUT IN THE FORWARD CABIN.--LOOKING AFT FROM THE FORWARD CABIN ALONG THE SHORE OF CHUCKATUCK CREEK (In full color) "JUST THE WILD BEAUTY OF THE SHORES, THE NOBLE EXPANSE OF THE STREAM, ... AND GADABOUT" JAMESTOWN ISLAND FROM THE RIVER (In full color) IN BACK RIVER.--THE BEACH AT JAMESTOWN ISLAND WHARF SIGN AT JAMESTOWN ISLAND.--THE "LONE CYPRESS" THE BRIDGE ACROSS BACK RIVER.--THE ROAD ACROSS THE ISLAND THE RUINED TOWER OF THE OLD VILLAGE CHURCH A CORNER IN THE OLD GRAVEYARD (In full color) VIEW FROM THE CONFEDERATE FORT.--LOOKING TOWARD THE FIRST LANDING-PLACE LOCATING WHAT IS LEFT OF THE SITE OF THE FIRST SETTLEMENT AN EXCURSION DAY AT JAMESTOWN ISLAND GADABOUT LOOKING FOR THE LOST ISTHMUS.--A VISIT TO THE "LONE CYPRESS" ONE OF THE EARLIEST EXCAVATIONS.--HUNTING FOR THE FIRST STATE HOUSE ENTRANCE TO CHIPPOAK CREEK.--COVE IN CHIPPOAK CREEK RIVERWARD FRONT OF BRANDON (In full color) A SIDE PATH TO THE MANOR-HOUSE.--THE WOODSWAY TO BRANDON IN THE DRAWING-ROOM "VENERABLE FOUR-POSTERS, RICHLY CARVED AND DARK" A CORNER IN THE DINING-ROOM.--THE DRAWING-ROOM FIREPLACE TREASURED PARCHMENTS, INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL GRANT OF 1616 THE ANCIENT GARRISON HOUSE MISS HARRISON IN THE COURT GOWN OF HER COLONIAL AUNT, EVELYN BYRD STURGEON POINT LANDING.--AT THE MOUTH OF KITTEWAN CREEK THE FOREST TOMB.--THE OLD KITTEWAN HOUSE HUNTING FOR THE CHANNEL.--APPROACHING A NARROW PLACE LOWER WEYANOKE AN ANCESTRESS OF WEYANOKE.--CHIEF-JUSTICE JOHN MARSHALL UPPER WEYANOKE.--AT ANCHOR OFF WEYANOKE PRESENT-DAY FLEUR DE HUNDRED A FISHING HAMLET.--A RIVER LANDING "LITTLE BOATS WERE NOSING INTO THE BANK HERE AND THERE" RIVERWARD FRONT OF WESTOVER THE HALL, WITH ITS CARVED MAHOGANY STAIRCASE THE HEPPLEWHITE SIDEBOARD WITH BUTLER'S DESK.--"FOUR-POSTERS AND THE THINGS OF FOUR-POSTER DAYS" THE ROMANTIC CENTRE OF WESTOVER; EVELYN BYRD'S OLD ROOM THE COLONIAL COURTYARD GATES.--TOMB OF COLONEL WILLIAM BYRD THE DRAWING-ROOM MANTELPIECE AT WESTOVER TOMBS IN THE OLD WESTOVER CHURCHYARD (In the foreground is the tomb of Evelyn Byrd) A TRAPPER'S HOME BY THE RIVER BANK.--"OFTEN ... THE WANDERING HOUSEBOAT COMES ALONG TO FIND ONLY AN EMPTY PIER" BERKELEY; THE ANCESTRAL HOME OF A SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND OF TWO PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES THE FIELD ROAD AND THE QUARTERS RIVERWARD FRONT OF SHIRLEY (In full color) THE OLD "GREAT HALL" THE DRAWING-ROOM THE KITCHEN BUILDING, FIFTY YARDS FROM THE MANOR-HOUSE A BRICK OVEN IN THE BAKE-ROOM SOME NOTEWORTHY PIECES OF OLD SHIRLEY PLATE PEALE'S PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON VARINA DUTCH GAP CANAL.--FALLING CREEK THE VOYAGE ENDED, GADABOUT IN WINTER QUARTERS CHAPTER I ALL ABOUT GADABOUT It was dark and still and four o'clock on a summer morning.
You see, I was a-comin' up here from the Centre, so's to see if Sam couldn't wait for his roundabout till arter Thanksgivin'; for Keziah Perkins, she 't was my sister's husband's fust wife's darter, 'n' finally married sister's fust husband's son, she's a real likely woman, and she's wrote over from Taunton to ask me to go there to Thanksgivin'; 'n' to-day's Monday; 'n' I was a-comin' here Tuesday so's to make Sam's roundabout; 'n' yesterday Miss Luken's boy Simon, he 't a'n't but three year old, he got my press-board, when he was a-crawlin' round, 'n' laid it right onto the cookin'-stove, and fust thing Miss Lukens know'd it blazed right up, 'n' I can't get another fixed afore Wednesday, and then I'd ought to be to Taunton, 'cause there a'n't no stage runs Thursday, and there hadn't oughter, of course"---- "We have got a press-board," said Mrs. Griswold, quietly.
I used to grains of field corn on the cookstove, while my mother prepared dinner.
Moreover,--I should say mostover, if the word were admissible,--Monsieur Leclerc lifted a great weight before long from Miss Lucinda's mind.
In the fitting up of the kitchen, care will be taken to introduce every useful invention and improvement, by which fuel may be saved, and the various processes of cookery facilitated, and rendered less expensive; and the whole mechanical arrangement will be made as complete and perfect as possible, in order that it may serve as a model for imitation; and care will be likewise be taken in fitting up the dining-halls, and other rooms belonging to the Establishment, to introduce the most approved fire-places,--stoves,--flews, and other mechanical contrivances for heating rooms and passages;--as also in lighting up the house to make use of a variety of the best, most economical, and most beautiful lamps; and in short, to collect together such an assemblage of useful and elegant inventions, in every part of the Establishment, as to render it not only an object of public curiosity, but also of the most essential and extensive utility.