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Tale of Old New York,
This review is from: JONICA'S ISLAND
Jonica at thirteen becomes an indentured servant when her father is banished from New Amersterdam. From being an outcast and friendless, she suddenly blossoms in her lively new household. Gerrit a few years older is particularly protective of her, but William's criticisms seem to destroy her confidence. When she is accused of stealing the funeral money, she is sent away to work for him and his wife. As a result of an Indian uprising and a smallpox epidemic, she returns to the family she loves to nurse and nurture them. It is a wonderful story of courage and loyalty.