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What happens in chapter 12 of Lyddie?

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Posted February 14, 2008 at 4:42 AM via web

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What happens in chapter 12 of Lyddie?

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bmadnick | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted February 14, 2008 at 5:57 AM (Answer #2)

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I can give you a brief overview of the chapter, but I suggest you go to enotes and read over the events again so you better understand.

Lyddie gets a letter from her mother telling her that her little sister, Agnes, is dead. This makes Lyddie work even harder, and she doesn't even complain when the machines are made to go faster in order to increase productivity.  Prudence quits her job at the factory, nursing a cough that doesn't go away. Conflict among the girls is caused by the petition that is being circulated to improve working conditions at the factory. Betsy wants to sign it, feeling they're treated no better than slaves, but Lyddie wants to keep things the way they are so she can make as much money as she can for her family.

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