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What are Lyddie chapter 8 and 9 summaries?

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Posted March 26, 2012 at 10:40 AM via web

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What are Lyddie chapter 8 and 9 summaries?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM (Answer #1)

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Lyddie is a historical fiction about a girl who moves from farm to factory in the Industrial Revolution. 

In chapter 8, Lyddie has left the farm to try to make it as a factory girl. She takes a coach, but on the way the coach gets stuck.  She impresses the driver by helping organize its unsticking.  She then meets the coach driver’s sister, Mrs. Bedlow.  Lyddie and Mrs. Bedlow become friends, and Mrs. Bedlow buys Lyddie clothes and gets her a job at a factory and a room in a boardinghouse.  Lyddie’s roommates also work at the same factory.

In chapter 9, Lyddie begins her job in the weaving room at the factory.  The factory is loud, dirty and dangerous, but she meets Diana Goss, who shows her the ropes.  Diana even helps Lyddie send letters home.  However, Lyddie’s roommates are skeptical of Diana, whom they call an agitator because she wants to advocate for higher wages and better working conditions.

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