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The House that Jill Built after Jack's had proved a failure   By: (1836-1915)

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THE HOUSE THAT JILL BUILT, AFTER JACK'S HAD PROVED A FAILURE.

A BOOK ON HOME ARCHITECTURE, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS,

BY E.C. GARDNER,

Author of "Homes and How to Make Them." "Home Interiors," "Common Sense in Church Building," etc.

SPRINGFIELD, MASS.: W.F. ADAMS COMPANY, 1896.

1882, BY OUR CONTINENT PUBLISHING Co. All rights reserved. E.C. GARDNER, 1895.

Printed and Bound by CLARK W. BRYAN COMPANY, Springfield, Mass.

CONTENTS.

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CHAPTER I. A WISE FATHER AND A GLAD SON IN LAW 7

CHAPTER II. MORAL SUASION FOR MALARIAL MARSHES 20

CHAPTER III. A FIRST VISIT AND SAGE ADVICE 32

CHAPTER IV. MANY FIRES MAKE SMALL DIVIDENDS 48

CHAPTER V. WHEN THE FLOODS BEAT AND THE RAINS DESCEND 63

CHAPTER VI. THE WISDOM OF JILL IN THE KITCHEN 78

CHAPTER VII BE HONEST AND KEEP WARM 90

CHAPTER VIII TRUTH, POETRY AND ROOFS 103

CHAPTER IX. PROFESSIONAL ETIQUETTE BLINDS AND BESSIE 115

CHAPTER X. MORE QUESTIONS OF FIRE AND WATER 128

CHAPTER XI. WHAT SHALL WE STAND UPON? 140

CHAPTER XII. FROM MATHEMATICS TO ANCIENT BRIC A BRAC 151

CHAPTER XIII. ECONOMY, CLEANLINESS, AND HEALTH 166

CHAPTER XIV. SAFE FLUES AND MORE LIGHT 177

CHAPTER XV. A DANGEROUS RIVAL 189

CHAPTER XVI. A NEW WAY OF GETTING UP STAIRS AND A NEW MISSIONARY FIELD 203

CHAPTER XVII. THE RIGHT SIDE OF PAINT, A PROTEST AND A PROMISE 221

CHAPTER XVIII. THE HOUSE FINISHED AND THE HOME BEGUN 233

CHAPTER XIX. TEN YEARS AFTER 250

CHAPTER XX. A DOUBLE CONCLUSION 258

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

From Drawings by the Author .

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1. "COUSIN GEORGE'S EXTERIOR" 11

2. COUSIN GEORGE'S FIRST FLOOR 14

3. COUSIN GEORGE'S SECOND FLOOR 15

4. "WARMTH IS BEAUTY" 21

5. A HIDDEN FOE 23

6. A BURIED GRIDIRON 24

7. THE PROTECTING "CUT OFF" 25

8. A "CROSS SECTION" PROPHECY 28

9. HEAT FROM ALL SIDES 30

10. AUNT MELVILLE'S AMBITION 33

11. NO PLACE FOR THE BED 36

12. ENLARGED BY DESTRUCTION 37

13. A SLIGHT ADDITION 39

14. GROUND FLOOR OF AUNT MELVILLE'S AMBITION 42

15. FIRST FLOOR OF AUNT MELVILLE'S AMBITION 43

16. A SECURE OUTLOOK 49

17. MINED AND COUNTERMINED 52

18. A DORMER OF BURNED CLAY 55

19. THE TOPMOST PEAK 59

20. WILL'S MASTERPIECE 65

21. THE FIRST FLOOR OF WILL'S MASTERPIECE 73

22. THE SECOND FLOOR OF WILL'S MASTERPIECE 75

23. THE OUTSIDE OF TED'S HOUSE 79

24. JILL'S KITCHEN IN BLACK AND WHITE 83

25. THE FIRST FLOOR OF TED'S HOUSE 88

26. THE POOR BUT MODEST ATTORNEY'S COTTAGE 91

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