By Sarah Waters
Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an little one within the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer," who raised her with strange tenderness, as though Sue have been her personal. Mrs. Sucksby's family, with its fussy infants calmed with doses of gin, additionally hosts a temporary relatives of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this condo within the middle of a median London slum is home.
One day, the main liked thief of all arrives—Gentleman, a chic con guy, who contains with him an attractive proposition for Sue: If she wins a place because the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they're going to all proportion in Maud's great inheritance. as soon as the inheritance is secured, Maud might be disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to reside out the remainder of her days in a lunatic asylum.
With desires of paying again the kindness of her followed kinfolk, Sue consents to the plan. as soon as in, although, Sue starts off to pity her helpless mark and take care of Maud Lilly in unforeseen ways...But not anyone and not anything is because it turns out during this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals
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Everyone was hungry and thirsty. Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel.
ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel. Enrique felt sick. He wondered if he was about to die. He shut his eyes. The soldiers fired their weapons. NARRATOR 1: Bullets whizzed past the women and children, but the bullets missed them all.
Is it really safe to leave? GREGORIO: Even if we surrender, I do not think we will be allowed to live. I would rather die fighting. Please take the children and leave. I will stay and fight. ANITA: Our family will stay together. If they kill one, they can kill us all. GREGORIO: Our freedom is worth fighting for. Next Page — NARRATOR 2 The Script · 41 NARRATOR 2: The armistice ended. Day after day, the Anglos and the Tejanos in the Alamo fought hard against the Mexican Army. Supplies were running low.