So she immediately wrote a note to the school-master
asking him if there was a W.C. in the place. The school master
was a very poor student in English, so he asked the Parish Priest
if he could help in the matter. Together they tried to
find the meaning of the letters, W.C. The only solution they
could find for the letters was "Wayside Chapel." The school
master then wrote the following letter to the English lady:
My dear Madam:
I take great plesure in informing you that the W.C. is
situated nine milles form the house in the center of a beautiful
grove of pine trees surronded by lovely grounds.
It is capable of holding 229 people, and it is open on Sundays
and Thursdays only. As there are a great number of people
expected in the summer months, I suggest that you come
early, although there is usually plenty of standing room. This is
an unfortunate situation, especially if you are in the habit of
going regularly. It may be of some interest to know that my
daughter was married in the W.C. and was there that she met her
husband. I can remember the rush there was for seats. There
were 10 people to every seat usually occupied bye one. It
was wonderful to see the expressions on their faces.
You will be glad to hear that a good number of people bring
their lunch and make a day of it, while those who can afford to go by
car arrive just on time. I would especially recommend your
ladyship go on Thursdays when there is an organ accompaniment.
The acoustics are excellent, and even the most delicate sounds can
be heard everywhere.
The newest addition is a bell donated by a whealthy resident
of the district. It rings everytime a person enters. A
bazaar is to be held to provide for the plush seats for all, since
the people feel it is long needed. My wife is rather
delicate so she cannot attend regularly. It is almost a year
since she went last, and naturally it pains her much not to be
able to go more often.
I shall be delighted to reserve the best seat for you where
you shall be seen by all. For the children, there is a
special day and time so that they do not disturb the elders. Hoping
to be of some service to you.
The School Master
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