By Maria Monk
This quantity comprises an appendix containing reception of the 1st variants, sequel of her narrative, overview of the case; additionally a complement giving extra details of the nunnery and grounds. This ebook embraces the contents of the 1st variations of the author's lousy Disclosures, including the sequel of her narrative, giving an account of occasions after her get away from the Nunnery, and of her go back to Montreal to acquire felony research of her fees. It additionally furnishes all of the testimony that used to be released opposed to her, of each description, in addition to that which was once given in affirmation of her tale. on the shut could be discovered a overview of the full topic, offered via a gentleman good certified for the aim; and eventually, a brief complement, giving additional details fascinating to the general public. as a result age and shortage of the unique we reproduced, a few pages can be spotty, light or tough to learn.
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Workman's school. After some conversation with me, and learning that I had known a lady who kept school in the place, they advised me to apply to her to be employed as her assistant teacher; for she was then instructing the government school in that place. I visited her, and found her willing, and I engaged at once as her assistant. The government society paid her 20_l_: a-year: she was obliged to teach ten children gratuitously; might receive fifteen pence a month (about a quarter of a dollar), for each of ten scholars more; and then she was at liberty, according to the regulations, to demand as much as she pleased for the other pupils.
I knew that she was able to dispense with such a demand as well in this as the former case, and she knew that I was not in possession of any thing like the sum required. But I was bent on paying to the Nunnery, and accustomed to receive the doctrine often repeated to me before that time, that when the advantage of the church was consulted, the steps taken were justifiable, let them be what they would, I therefore resolved to obtain money on false pretences, confident that if all were known, I should be far from displeasing the Superior.
We proceeded two by two. The old nun who had the command of us, clapped her hands as the first couple reached the door, when we stopped. The first two dipped their fingers into the font, touched the holy water to the breast, forehead, and each side, thus forming a cross, said, "In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Amen," and then walked on to the dining-room, repeating the litanies. The rest followed their example. On reaching the door the couples divided, and the two rows of nuns marching up, stopped and faced the table against their plates.