This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Model CookBook" book
Put four tablespoonfuls butter into a saucepan, and cook in it the same measure of flour. Add two cups boiling water, milk or fish-stock, four tablespoonfuls of butter, and season with salt and pepper. Boil five minutes and serve. This is often called drawn-butter sauce. To make egg sauce add to above two or three chopped hard-boiled eggs.