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Written by bridget D
(10/13/2012 7:54 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ch. 31, penned by Stephanie
I dont know for sure, but I woudl say that she coudl have been held in a spunging house like Brandon's servant. After all he woudl not be in any better case than Eliza, as regards having soemone to help.. but he was able to stay there for a while until the avenues of payment he suggested were tried out...
Does it say how much she owed? It might not be that much money but in Eliza's unfortunate state, poor, with bad health etc, she might not have been able to pay it immediately and wound up there. She may have been trying to find an ex lover who would help, and if she couldn't get the money paid within a period of time, she'd be transferred to debtor's prison.
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