Lyddie Chapter 16 Summary

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Lyddie is the story of a young girl who must go to work in factories to help save the family farm. Lyddie's mother is unable to do anything, her father has died, and she must go and become the adult of the family. Her struggles are real and make you admire the young girl for the strength that she has. 

By chapter 16, Lyddie is taking care of her sister, Rachel, and still working in a factory. She has become a valuable employee to Mr. Marsden. She spends more than two weeks wages and buys Rachel some new clothes and books. Work had become better for her and she helps Brigid pay a medical bill. Mr. Marsden wants her to stay late at work one night and he ends up putting his arm around her. Lyddie kicks him and runs home. She gets a fever and becomes ill. Rachel, Brigid, Diana and Mrs. Bedlow all take care of her. 

Lyddie is such a strong girl. She manages to make money and take care of her younger sister, Rachel. We see the desire inside of Lyddie to make a better life for herself and her sister. She wants to save the family farm, but learns that her mother is in an asylum and the farm is going to be sold. Lyddie overcomes her sadness and moves forward with her life.


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