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Most Women Are Dull and Stupid

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A narrow washtub is such an awkward way to wash,
But Eugenie is good about keeping the pitchers
Of hot water coming, rinsing off the soap that has,
Finally, gotten off the last of the coal dust. Good riddance.
Why must adventures always come with a mess?

The moment I think this, Eugenie comes with a new
Pitcher and a letter, delivered by Miss Walker's servant.
I dry my hands and read, then feel my heart rate increase.
I am needed at Lightcliffe. It's providential I am clean.
I think I'll need all my armor to face this newest mess.