Chapter 21 - (VERSO)
especially for ministers and pound cake and layer cake, and biscuits,
and new as aforesaid; and new bread and old both, in case the minister is dyspeptic and can’t eat new. Mrs. Lynde says they ministers mostly are dyspeptic but I don’t think Mr. Allan has been a minister long enough for it to have had a bad effect on him. I just grow cold when I think of my layer cake. Oh, Diana, what if it shouldn’t be good? I dreamed last night that I was chased all round by a fearful goblin with a big layer cake for a head.”
“It’ll be good, all right,” assured Diana,
I’m sure who was a very comfortable sort of friend. “I’m sure that piece of the one you made that we had for lunch in Idlewild two weeks ago was perfectly elegant[.]”
"391": Note the many changes here. The "8" is stricken through to create a "7," and then both numbers are struck through with pencil and 391 is written in.
"dyspeptic": Suffering from indigestion.