By Dilly Court
Whilst seventeen-year-old Belinda Phillips falls in love with a good-looking Anglo-Indian officer, she is familiar with that he's a guy she will be able to by no means wish to marry. whilst he's said lacking, believed killed in motion, Belinda discovers that she is pregnant. dealing with shame and destroy, she has no choice except to simply accept an prepared marriage with a middle-aged widower, figuring out she needs to hold the key of her kid's beginning for ever. Reluctantly she sends her loved daughter to a foster mom in Cripplegate, little realising she has entrusted Cassy's care to Biddy Henchard, a girl who runs a infamous child farm in a space filled with poverty and ailment. regardless of her poor upbringing, Cassy survives the outdated woman's merciless overlook. the entire whereas she goals of a mom she hasn't ever identified, hoping she's going to come and store her from her dreadful destiny. but if Biddy dies all at once, ten-year-old Cassy reveals herself destitute and with little wish of ever discovering the mummy she so longs for...
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No parents and no money for the funeral. ’ He held out his hand. ’ Cassy put her hand in her pocket and took out a silver shilling. ‘There might be another before the day’s out, guv. Little Freddie has the whooping cough something awful. I tried blowing flowers of sulphur down his throat but it made him sick. ’ ‘It ain’t right. ’ Elias lifted the small body, holding it in the crook of his arm. ‘I’ll just settle this young fellah in with his new ma and sister. I don’t doubt he’ll be better off underground with them than raised in that rat-infested hovel.
I shouldn’t have done that. ’ Belinda’s breath hitched in her throat. Sensations that she could never have imagined raked through her body and she slid her arms around his neck. ‘Don’t stop, George. ’ His kiss was passionate, but George had himself well under control despite the lapse that had just occurred. He had come to the bungalow with a message for the Colonel’s wife but he had allowed his love for Belinda to override everything. He knew he was behaving like the worst possible bounder, but his feelings for her were genuine and overpowering.
Nosey bugger ain’t yer? ’ She followed him in silence and to her relief, the baby had stopped crying and had fallen asleep on her shoulder. She would miss the little girl more than she was prepared to admit even to herself. From the moment of her birth, the infant had clasped Mahdu’s heart in her tiny hands. Each stage in the baby’s development had seemed like a miracle from her first smile to the time when she murmured her first word. It might have been mama, but it could easily have been an attempt to say Mahdu.