The Midwife's Apprentice - Chapter 10, The Boy Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10, The Boy Summary

Alyce spends more time watching Jane at work, learning the tricks of the trade and the girl learns that Jane has as much skill at what she does as magic and hidden 'spells'.

Alyce goes to visit Tansy's calves and discovers a small boy sleeping in the hay. The boy leaps up, apologizing and makes to leave. Alyce tells the boy he does not need to leave, but does recommend the dung heap as a warmer place to sleep.

The boy tells Alyce that he is no one, but she stops him, telling him that everyone is someone. Alyce goes to get the boy some bread and returns to find the village boys teasing him. Protecting the youngster earns Alyce his devotion.

The boy has no name, and decides that he should be Alyce too, then decides on the...

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