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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 11 (February 1, 1938)

First Impression

First Impression.

An Irish girl was imported from the Emerald Isle to act as a general servant for a middle-class household.

Her mistress suggested to her the propriety of sending a postcard to her relatives with the news of her safe arrival and assurance of her welfare.

The girl did so, and added the following brief impression of her new environment:

“I came here in a cab without a horse; they play the piano with their feet, and they shout at people in the hall that aren't there!”

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