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By Mical Schneider

To flee the Irish potato famine of the 1840s, twelve-year-old Annie and her brother to migrate to manhattan urban the place they subscribe to their older sister as servants, getting cash to deliver the remainder of their family members to the United States, the place they realize that either nutrition and hardships abound.

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I thought you were in charge,” Thomas said. ” Bridget shook her head, “Such nonsense! I work for Mrs. Fairchild. ” Bridget brushed Thomas’s hair out of his eyes, and Annie could tell she was trying to tidy him up. A com­ plete scrubbing, that’s what Thomas really needed. His torn, grimy clothes might as well be burnt. Annie knew she wasn’t much cleaner. Her oily hair hung about her face, the dirt was permanent now under her broken fin­ gernails, and both of her dresses were stained with weeks of spilling food and wiping her hands.

Annie smiled at the memory. ” Bridget asked. ” “You are not,” Bridget said. “I’ll start again. Mr. and Mrs. Fairchild are our employers, and they have three others in service beside myself. Mrs. Cox is the cook, Mr. Belzer is the coachman, and Katherine Akers is the 57 housemaid. They’ve been Mr. ” “I thought you were in charge,” Thomas said. ” Bridget shook her head, “Such nonsense! I work for Mrs. Fairchild. ” Bridget brushed Thomas’s hair out of his eyes, and Annie could tell she was trying to tidy him up.

Well, they’d had a cow, even if she’d been gone for over a year. They’d have her still, if the hunger hadn’t come. ” the boy said with a mock bow. ” He winked knowingly and tipped his stovepipe hat over one eye, revealing the greasy stain where his fingers’ constant touch had shined the brim dull green. He spoke faster now, almost in a singsong, “It would be Mrs. Gateley’s boardinghouse for you. A love­ ly woman she is, and it’s a fine place. ” With a flourish, he pulled a soiled card out of his vest pocket and thrust it forward.

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