Hester began to perform the duties of tea-maker in a rather abstracted manner.
Phœbe thought a repetition of the dinner-table offence would be best obviated by taking her place as tea-maker at once.
On Sunday morning the tea-maker starts with a clean pot and a clean record.
Mrs. Nightingale moves round behind the tea-maker, and comes full-face in front of her guest.
Florence now with a quick sigh resumed her duties as tea-maker.