How does Lyddie feel about working at the factory after her first visit there with Mrs. Bedlow?

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Strange as it may seem, but Lyddie thinks that the factory could be the answer to her prayers. She's been sweating it out at Cutler's Tavern, slaving away for fourteen hours a day for an absolute pittance. So when Lyddie sees a factory girl in a pretty pink dress, she...

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Strange as it may seem, but Lyddie thinks that the factory could be the answer to her prayers. She's been sweating it out at Cutler's Tavern, slaving away for fourteen hours a day for an absolute pittance. So when Lyddie sees a factory girl in a pretty pink dress, she wants to be just like her; she sees a chance to escape her present condition.

When Mrs. Bedlow takes Lyddie to the factory for the first time, the young lady's quite intimidated by all the tall buildings, so much so that she grips her shawl tightly to stop herself from trembling. Two weeks later, Lyddie starts work at the factory in earnest, with Mrs. Bedlow there to guide her once more. Once inside the weaving-room, Lyddie is struck by the ear-splitting noise made by all the machines. It's like having a hundred stagecoaches rattling through your skull all at once. The noise is so deafening that Lyddie can't hear the instructions given to her by Mr. Marsden, the supervisor.

Thankfully, Diana's on hand to show the new girl the ropes. Even so, Lyddie's first day at work is pretty tiring, if not outright exhausting. Nevertheless, she feels that she's learned a lot from this whole new experience.

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