Then fill the box with paper-matches, and keep it on the mantel-piece…

In making matches, cut the paper into long straight narrow slips, an inch or two wide. Fold them two or three times, and stroke them down between your fore- finger and thumb, pressing them very hard with your thumb-nail, so as to make them firm and even.


Open Library


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