How does Lyddie respond to her injury in Chapter 13 of Paterson's Lyddie?
The factory where Lyddie works has been speeding up the machines in order to produce more product. Lyddie is working several looms at the same time, and she has been successful in keeping up. Unfortunately, the fast pace takes a long term effect on Lyddie, and she's exhausted all of the time. Due to the pace and her near exhaustion, Lyddie gets hurt while working in Chapter 13. She takes a shuttle to the head, gets knocked to the floor, and begins bleeding profusely from her head. The nearby girls and Diana rush to her aid. Diana immediately gets the wound covered with pressure and slowly works Lyddie to her feet. At first, Lyddie tries to convince everybody that she is fine and can go back to work. Diana insists that Lyddie go home. Diana gets her doctor friend to come examine Lyddie, and he further treats the wound. The injury itself happened on Friday, but Lyddie forced herself to go back to work Monday morning. Lyddie's response to her injury is to simply work through the pain and discomfort by sheer will power alone.