The Midwife's Apprentice - Chapter 11, The Leaving Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11, The Leaving Summary

November comes and Matthew Blunt arrives, asking for Alyce. Jane still does not know who Alyce is, calling the girl Beetle. Blunt tells the midwife that his mother is in labor and wants Alyce to attend, coming recommended by her sister, Joan, the bailiff's wife. The angry midwife sends Alyce away.

Alyce arrives at Emma Blunt's side and tries to do everything she can, but is unable to assist the woman give birth. Alyce sends for Jane who arrives triumphantly and is able to deliver the baby.

Alyce leaves the room quietly, a failure and turns her back on all she has grown to know, leaves the village behind her, with the cat at her side.

Chapter 11, The Leaving Analysis

The arrival of someone at the door who actually wants her is a bit of a start to Alyce...

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