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PART I - CHAPTER VI
THE EDUCATION OF GEORGE

cottage with a black kettle and a tea-cup. She was so Surprised to see me thus occupied, that she forgot her own duty, and stood open-mouthed.
`S'r Ann! S'r Ann!' called a voice from inside. `Are ter goin' ter come in an' shut that door?'
Sarah Ann hastily poured a few cupfuls of water into the kettle, then she put down both utensils, and stood holding her bare arms to warm them. Her chief garment consisted of a red flannel skirt with a grey bodice, very much torn. Her black hair hung in wild tails on to her shoulders.
'We must go in here,' said I, approaching the girl. She, however hastily seized the kettle and ran indoors with an 'Oh, mother !'
A woman came to the door. One breast was bare, and hung over her blouse, which, like a dressing-jacket, fell loose over her skirt. Her fading, red-brown hair was all frowzy from the bed. In the folds of her skirt clung a swarthy urchin with a shockingly short shirt. He stared at us with big black eyes, the only portion of his face undecorated with egg and jam. The woman's blue eyes questioned us languidly. I told her our errand.
`Come in-come in,' she said, `but dunna look at th' 'ouse. Th' childer 's not been long up. Go in, Billy, w-i' nowt on!'
We entered, taking the forgotten kettle lid. The kitchen was large, but scantily furnished; save, indeed, for children. The eldest, a girl of twelve or so, was standing toasting a piece of bacon with one hand, and holding back her nightdress in the other. As the toast hand got scorched, she transferred the bacon to the other, gave the hot fingers a lick to cool them, and then held back her nightdress again. Her auburn hair hung in heavy coils down her gown. A boy sat on the steel fender, catching the dropping fat on a piece of bread. 'One, two, three, four, five, six drops,' and he quickly bit off the tasty corner, and resumed the task with the other hand. When we entered he tried to draw his shirt over his knees, which caused the fat to fall wasted. A fat baby, evidently laid down from the breast, lay kicking on the squab, purple in the face, while another lad was pushing bread and butter into its mouth. The mother

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