What is a summary for chapter 9 of "Lyddie"?

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Lyddie is the story of a farm girl whose family falls apart.  When her parents are gone, the children are unable to make ends meet.  Lyddie goes to the city of Lowell to become a factory girl.  Lyddie is a work of historical fiction.

Chapter nine describes Lyddie's first day at work.  When she arrives, she is quite startled by the noise and bustle of the factory.  The overseer attempts to tell her how to run the loom, but he only confuses her.  A girl she'd never met before, Diana, steps in and offers to show her how to use the loom.  She spends the rest of the day learning from her.  Diana also offers to help her learn how to read better, so she visits her that evening and they study together.  With Diana's help, she writes a letter to her mother and one to her brother.  The other girls in Lyddie's boardinghouse tell her to stay away from Diana because she is "devious" and tries to stir up trouble, but Lyddie ignores what they say.

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In chapter 9, Lyddie goes to work for Mr. Marsden in the weaving room. He assigns Diana Goss, who has been at the factory for some time, to watch over her and teach her what she needs to know. The two girls become friends, and Diana teaches her how to read and write; she encourages Lyddie to write a letter to her mother and brother and offers to mail it for her.

Lyddie's roommates warn her that it's not a good idea to be friends with Diana because of her criticism of the working conditions at the factory. Lyddie sees only Diana's kindness, however, and continues to be her friend.

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Lyddie is the story of a farm girl whose family falls apart.  When her parents are gone, the children are unable to make ends meet.  Lyddie goes to the city of Lowell to become a factory girl.  Lyddie is a work of historical fiction.

Chapter nine describes Lyddie's first day at work.  When she arrives, she is quite startled by the noise and bustle of the factory.  The overseer attempts to tell her how to run the loom, but he only confuses her.  A girl she'd never met before, Diana, steps in and offers to show her how to use the loom.  She spends the rest of the day learning from her.  Diana also offers to help her learn how to read better, so she visits her that evening and they study together.  With Diana's help, she writes a letter to her mother and one to her brother.  The other girls in Lyddie's boardinghouse tell her to stay away from Diana because she is "devious" and tries to stir up trouble, but Lyddie ignores what they say.

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In chapter 9, Lyddie goes to work for Mr. Marsden in the weaving room. He assigns Diana Goss, who has been at the factory for some time, to watch over her and teach her what she needs to know. The two girls become friends, and Diana teaches her how to read and write; she encourages Lyddie to write a letter to her mother and brother and offers to mail it for her.

Lyddie's roommates warn her that it's not a good idea to be friends with Diana because of her criticism of the working conditions at the factory. Lyddie sees only Diana's kindness, however, and continues to be her friend.

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