Moll Flanders - Pages 125-148: Summary & Analysis

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Pages 125-148: Summary

Ending with the line: "it will certainly make them think not of sparing what they have only, but of looking up to heaven for support, and of the wise man's prayer, give me not poverty lest I steal."

Upon her return from London, Moll discovered she was pregnant, throwing a wrench into her plan of marrying the bank clerk, with whom she corresponded during her time in the north. Moll also worried about where she would have the child because town magistrates would want proof of income from her, which she did not have. Luckily, the landlady of the building she had taken a room at, knew of a woman who ran a house for women with problems like hers. Moll moved there for the duration of her pregnancy. The woman who ran the establishment, whom Moll calls "governess," suggests terminating...

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