CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT on Project Gutenberg
Before electricity or even the prevalent use of gaslight, lanterns and candles were the only means of seeing after the sun set. New Englanders discovered the bayberry bush contained wax which worked better than tallow, the fat from animals, for burning.
Your mission for this chapter:
What other discovery aided in making the use of candles less dirty?
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