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The roof was mended, a kitchen maid was found--a crony of the village elder's--hens were bought, the cows began giving milk, the garden hedge was stopped up with stakes, the carpenter made a mangle, hooks were put in the cupboards, and they ceased to burst open spontaneously, and an ironing-board covered with army cloth was placed across from the arm of a chair to the chest of drawers, and there was a smell of flatirons in the maids' room.
Just see, now, and you were quite in despair," said Marya Philimonovna, pointing to the ironing-board.
James Bingham, pictured right on Aconcagua, managed to set up his ironing-board 6,800 metres up the mountain in Argentina.