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At every available point of the crowded river-front washerwomen, with their petticoats wet to the waist, stood knee-deep in the stream, and accompanied their lively chatter with the vigorous tattoo of their active mallets. In the shadow of the houses near the landing great piles of watermelons were the centres of groups of all ages, every individual busy with the luscious, juicy fruit.
- The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Danube, by F. D. Millet Published in 1892
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- Monday 8 June 2020
- Century:19th Century, Europe, Occupations, Women