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Oh, when shall we wean ourselves from the worship of Mammon
Is it not,' said Miss Monflathers, putting down her parasol to take a severer view of the offender, 'a most remarkable thing, Miss Edwards, that you have an attachment to the lower classes which always draws you to their sides; or, rather, is it not a most extraordinary thing that all I say and do will not wean you from propensities which your original station in life have unhappily rendered habitual to you, you extremely vulgar-minded girl?
SCHOOL holidays are a challenging time for parents shelling out for additional childcare and the cost of occupying restless and bored weans.