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“OH! WHAT’S THE USE OF A COOK BOOK?”

Sunday, June 11th, 2017


“You gave a tramp something to eat yesterday, didn’t you?”
“Young wife – “Yes, Poor fellow!”
“Gave him some of your sponge cake, didn’t you?”
“Why yes, so I did. Why?”
“Nothing. The paper says the body of a man who evidently died in great agony was found in the willows this morning.”
Then that sorrowful young wife wished she had carefully examined the cook book to see what it said about making sponge cake.

Jessup Whitehead, Family Cook Book. (1891), page vi.