Matilda is a 14 year old girl who lives in a coffeehouse in philadelphia with her mother, grandfather and her maid Eliza. Matilda's father died of falling from a ladder.
A few days later, the family founds out their cook, Polly, died of a fever. Polly was Matilda's best friend so it was really difficult for her to hear about. Then, other people started dying from a fever.
One day, Mother fainted and got yellow fever. It gotten that bad when Matilda and Grandfather had to go away and go to a different town.
fooGrandfather and Matilda went on the wagon to go to a different town. Then they got kicked off from grandfather coughing so much and thought he was getting yellow fever or had it.So Matilda had to get food and water and take care of grandfather. When she was looking for food she fainted and woke up in a hospital with blood on her bed. Then she met Mrs.Flagg who took care of her and told her everything that happened and she was in Bush Hills.
When Matilda was cured from yellow fever she went back home to the coffeehouse but when they came back it was robbed. So they just stayed there. But one night British solders came and killed grandfather. So Matilda went to this abondon house and found this little girl name Nell by her dead mother. Matilda took cared of her and she went on a hunt to find Eliza. Then Matilda found her and they talked and sourt everything out.
Nell found a home to stay in and Matilda and Eliza went to go find mother. When they found her she was better and Matilda told her everything that happened and that grandfather died. After that they went back to the coffeehouse THE END