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  • "You haven't told me your name," said Diana, when the lady-help reappeared with a small tea-tray in her hand.

    The Splendid Folly

  • As to turning governess, or companion, or lady-help, there was an incongruity in the idea that made it too ludicrous to contemplate even for an instant.

    Vera Nevill Or, Poor Wisdom's Chance

  • Fitz-Jones's lady-help came round at 7.30 A.M. to borrow a drop of water, as they were frozen up.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, February 19, 1919

  • Bunty modestly protested, but Diana had her own way in the matter, and when finally the little lady-help went downstairs to pour out tea in the dining-room for the rest of the boarders, it was with that pleasantly warm glow about the region of the heart which the experience of an unexpected kindness is prone to produce.

    The Splendid Folly

  • Little Miss Bunting, the lady-help, who lived with Mrs. Lawrence on the understanding that she gave "assistance in light household duties in return for hospitality," was not quite so nimble as Henri, the waiter, and often found her heart beating quite uncomfortably fast by the time she had climbed the ninety stairs to the little cupboard of a room which

    The Splendid Folly

  • Yes, it was his mother who was advertising for a lady-help.

    Once Aboard the Lugger

  • There were even prizes – large, rather dirty paper parcels which the lady-help with a sour little smile drew out of a bulging string kit.

    The Garden Party, and Other Stories

  • A big washhand basin of very brown fruit-salad, buns cut into four and a washhand jug full of something the lady-help called

    The Garden Party, and Other Stories

  • The whole family of Samuel Josephs was there already with their lady-help, who sat on a camp-stool

    The Garden Party, and Other Stories

  • So Mrs.S. J. and the poor lady-help drew up what she called a "brogramme" every morning to keep them "abused and out of bischief."

    The Garden Party, and Other Stories

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