This Week's Story

Mum Bett declares, "There is no exchange for human dignity!"

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Mum Bett sues for her legal freedom

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“Thief!” Mrs. Ashley screamed and grabbed a red-hot coal shovel from the baking oven. She raised it above her head, ready to smash Lizzie with it. Instantly Bett put her arm above her head and dove between her sister Lizzie and Mrs. Ashley.

The shovel hit Bett’s arm and burned deep into it. Pain rocketed throughout her body. Mrs. Ashley staggered away. Lizzie tried to clean the wound and wrap it. Immediately Bett thought: This is wrong. I will not be treated like this again.

Soon she left the Ashley house.…
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