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What is a summary for chapter 13 of "Lyddie"?

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krazzy-biotchay | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted May 13, 2008 at 10:50 AM via web

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What is a summary for chapter 13 of "Lyddie"?

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted May 13, 2008 at 1:14 PM (Answer #1)

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In chapter 13, Lyddie avoids Diana and Betsy. They are trying to persuade the mill owner to shorten their work days, saying that they are little more than slaves. Lyddie is happy with her job and is adamant that she is not a slave, so she spends as little time as possible with them. But when Lyddie gets hurt on the job, she realizes that Diana is truly her friend because Diana tends to her wound and arranges for her to see a doctor at no cost to herself.

Lyddie has become very good at her work and is begins to operate four looms by herself. She is proud of her efforts, and writes to tell her family that she is saving to help pay off their debts.

Betsy decides to sign the petition calling for a shorter work day, which results in her being fired. So she makes plans to apply to Oberlin College.

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