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Age: 19
Occupation: Trading, taking apart things, and pickpocket
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"You tried."  She replied after nodding.   "I hope all goes well for you."  And added mentally, 'and the baby.'  She didn't know the situation here but something was not well.  She had not seen badness in Mr. Appleton, but Alice seemed very unhappy.  Together the two seemed not a good match.  Perhaps that was all there was.  In either case, whoever the letter would be going to, might be able to help things.
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Age: 13
Occupation: Housemaid
Registered: Aug 2020

Alice opened her mouth, but just then, Jenny returned and she closed it and looked away.

Jenny eyed the pair rather puzzled, but then walked over and handed her mistress her glass of water. "There you go, ma'm. Anythin' else. Will ye be down for breakfast, or shall I take it up?"

"Please take it up," Alice replied. "Thank you." She glanced at Nat one last time and made her way upstairs.

Jenny turned to Nat. "What was that about?"
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Age: 19
Occupation: Trading, taking apart things, and pickpocket
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Nat shook her head.  "I'm not totally sure.  She seems not feeling well.  Is she sick?  The baby sick?"  She asked not wanting to give up Alice's letter as it seemed very secretively.  The woman had tried to help her, so she was going to keep the secret.  "I've heard some women get very sick after having a baby."  She mentioned thinking of it though she had not heard what happened when women got sick.  Some died, but not all of them.
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Jenny's mouth twisted slightly into a grimace. She knelt down and began to light the fire. "That's what the doctor says anyway, that she's sick. Whether it's sickness of the soul or just an ill character -," She stopped herself, and shook her head. "It's none of our business. Certainly not yours." She looked up, her face softer now. "What will ye do?"
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156 Posts
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Age: 19
Occupation: Trading, taking apart things, and pickpocket
Plotter: https://bywitandwhitby.rpginitiative.com...hp?tid=454
Height: 5'1"
Registered: Apr 2021

Nat listened and then glanced over to the stairs that Alice had just taken.  "Poor lady.  Whatever it is." 

Nat wondered how long the couple had been married.  Was this how Alice had always been?  Surely not.  After all, why get married and have a baby if not in love?  Questions that she would likely never get answers to.  She looked back to Jenny.

"I'll go back to Whitby and continue as I were, I suppose.  Unless Mr. Appleton makes my secret known around town.  Then I'll have to find another town.  I don't have a regular job now and will be living on the street or in a shack around town that is empty.  I will find odd jobs around town again and keep trying to save up to get a room steady like and try to find a regular kind of job as a woman.  But women are taken advantage of if they live on the streets.  There are some jobs I don't want to be doing." Prostitution to be specific, but she didn't want to mention that.
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Jenny shifted for a moment and sat down on the floor. She looked up at Nat with titled head. She knew enough about the world and its dangers to understand what the young woman did not say. "Was that why you lied to us about bein' a boy?" she asked quietly.
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