And this is Nancy Divine’s place. She’s our young servant girl and helps my mother and sisters with all the work round the house.
She milks the cows, lights the fires, does the washing, gets the dinner ready, washes the dishes, and does the churning.
She’s very too good too at spinning the flax for the weaver. I’ll miss her.
I tried to teach her to read but she said she had no call for it – you only needed the 'larning' if you were going to ‘Amerikay' as she called it.