The midwife was gone at Lady Agnes. The Bailiff's Wife was going to deliver a baby, but the baby was stuck. They were losing hope, but luckily Alyce helped Joan deliver her baby.
Let me help you mistress! I will try my best!
By the bones of Saint Mildred, let me die!
One early cold November Day, Alyce left the midwife's cottage to see Tansy's twins. There, huddled a sleeping boy very close next to Tansy and her twins.
Everybody is somebody and so are you. Want some breakfast I got parsnips and what's your name? My name is Alyce.
You cannot be Alyce, for it is a name for a girl. You can be "Edward".
Then, I be Alyce too.
I be leaving, mistress. I took nothing, hurt nothing, and I be going. I be nobody.
One morning, a boy named "Matthew Blunt" asks for Alyce. Alyce was need by Emma Blunt since she helped in delivering Joan's baby.
It would be a pleasure.
My mother"Emma Blunt" is going to have a baby, and she wants Alyce to come help her.
Alyce decided to run away because she thought that she was a failure. She wasn't able to help Emma Blunt, and everyone didn't like her.
I am nothing and nobody! I have no place in this world! I am just a failure!
Alyce finds an inn far away from the village. She lives there and becomes the inn girl. She learns many new things such as reading and writing from a scholar named "Magister Reese". Also, she helps a woman deliver a baby successfully. She also sees the midwife talking to Reese about her. Alyce decides to go back to the midwife because she wants to be her apprentice and hopes of being a midwife someday herself.
Alyce went back to the midwife's cottage, but the midwife would not have her. Jane herself told Alyce what she needed, so Alyce wouldn't budge to leave.
Jane Sharp! It is I, Alyce, your apprentice. I have come back. And if you do not let me in, I will try again and again. I can do what you tell me and take what you give me, and I know how to try and risk and fail and try again and not give up. I will not go away.