Lyddie - Working Conditions Notecards

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Lyddie
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1

The air in the factory was humid and dusty.

“Now that she thought of
it, she could hardly breathe, the air was
so laden with moisture and debris”
(75).

2

The looms were powerful and
could injure workers if they
weren’t careful.

“Even though Diana had
stopped the loom, Lyddie stood
rubbing the powder into her fingertips,
hesitating to plunge her hands into the
bowels of the machine” (75).

3

Workers lived and ate in
crowded, noisy
boardinghouses.

“Her quiet meals in the corner of the
kitchen with Triphena, even her
meager bowls of bark soup with the
seldom talkative Charlie, seemed like
feasts compared to the huge, rushed,
noisy affairs in Mrs. Bedlow’s house”
(76).