The Midwife's Apprentice

The Midwife's Apprentice

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  • Jane the midwife finds a girl sleeping in a dung heap.
  • Jane calls her Beetle and takes her in so she could work for food.
  • Beetle works hard for Jane and learns the "magic" that Jane does when helping women give birth.
  • Before Beetle knows it, she is called up to help a woman give birth when Jane cannot.
  • Jane sprains her ankle and sends beetle off to get supplies at the fair.
  • While leaving the fair, a man mistakes her for a girl named Alyce and so she decides to take on the name.
  • In the village, she tries to get people to call her Alyce and continues to find her identity.
  • Alyce gets teased by boys but ends up saving one of them, Will, from drowning in a river.
  • Alyce is called up to help a woman in labor and when she can't, Jane steps in and does it.
  • Alyce runs away and starts to work at an inn when a woman in labor walks in.
  • Alyce helps the woman give birth even though she is terrified that she won't be able to.
  • Alyce finally finds out who she really is and Jane takes her in again and she becomes the midwife's apprentice.
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