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In Chapter 9 of Chains, Lady Seymour, Mr. Lockton's wealthy aunt, is introduced into the narrative. She is a foil character to Madam Lockton as she is kind and Madam is very cruel.

An extremely wealthy woman, Lady Seymour has very influential connections and is able to wield power over others. For instance, after Mr. Lockton is arrested in Chapter 11, she is able to obtain his release. In Chapter 24, Lady Seymour comes to the aid of Isabel after Madam has had the girl cruelly branded with an "I" for insolence. Lady Seymour sends Isabel to her home to serve because she has soldiers staying there, among them Hessians. There, too, Isabel can recover her health.

In Chapter 31 Lady Seymour's house catches on fire as fires burn throughout the city. Lady Seymour tries to salvage her most prized possessions in a box, but she drops the box and only those things that Isabel has stuffed into her pockets survive the fire. Once out of the burning home, Lady Seymour, who is helped by Isabel, collapses...

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