Moll Flanders - Study Guide Pages 212-250: Summary & Analysis

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Ending with the line: "we set sail again and in two and forty days came safe to coast of Virginia."

Moll was not put off from stealing by all of her close calls. She tried to steal some brocaded silk, but two women who work in the shop caught her. Moll pleaded with the master and mistress of the shop to have mercy on her; she is poor, and they lost nothing, and she would pay for what she tried to steal, even though they have it back. The mistress was willing to let Moll go, but the other two women had already brought a constable, and they testified that Moll was trying to leave the store with the silk. The master and mistress had no choice but to let the constable take her.

Moll was committed into Newgate prison. She was horrified...

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