The men gathered around the steaming kettle while Molly prepared it under Miss Florence’s hawkish gaze.  She knew she needed to concentrate.  They needed the money this job would bring in.  She didn’t want to be the burden her Aunt and Uncle always said she was.  She knew feeding and clothing a girl of ten cost money.  That was why they pulled her out of school.  Her gaze wandered to the shed on the far side of the field, where a morning of scrubbing and scouring awaited her, then back to the massive shadow of the airship above.  If only…

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