Also, later in this chapter she discovers where she is by looking at ‘The Cut’ she saw at the low peaked roof of the Garrison Church. ‘The confectionary shop was on the corner of Cambridge and Argyle streets. To the right was Circular Quay, and George Street and between them and Mr Bow’s shop was Harrington Street.’ With this information, she finds out where she accidentally stumbled into the nineteenth century. But rather than try to go straight away, she procrastinates.
In this chapter, she plans to run away and go back to where she came from. As she walked towards Argyle Street she passes dirty beggars, soldiers and finally she tries to walk past Ragged school without getting caught. Walking past cautiously, she hears the drone of many voices reciting the Lord’s Prayer but suddenly she hears the voice of Beatie ‘Eh, it’s Abigail! Abby, come back! Where ye off to?’ Immediately, she sprints off but with Beatie accompanied by Judah chasing her. She quickly dives into a narrow opening and saw Beatie and Judah run past. Suddenly, a legless man grabs her on the ankle, they kick and shove each other but eventually she is caught by a bearded woman.
She gets tied up at an underground lair for prostitutes, by a few women. As she thought about Granny, and watching the lady guarding her get drunk, she freed herself finger by