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225. A Spotless House

A house that is spotless at the price of the
family's peace or of the housekeeper's best self, is the worst sort of an

investment. You, the woman, are of vastly more importance than your

surroundings. If you feel yourself becoming a mere drudge, if your family

is growing away from you mentally, if your nerves are weakening under a

fetish of cleanliness, get time to read.