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For the first eight years of her life, she lived with her parents bloody jack la meyer her younger sister, Penelope Penny. However, on a day that she later called " That Dark Day ", her parents and her younger sister died of pestilence, and Mary was tossed out on the streets.
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She is joined by five other boys: TinkBenjyDavyWilly, and Jaimy and quickly makes friends with bloody jack la meyer other boys after a quick scuffle with Willy to assert herself as someone not to be picked on. She stays on the ship for about a year during this time, she experiences her first period and develops breasts.
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Jacky starts earning money by leaving the school during the nights and singing at a bar called 'The Pig and Whistle' with an alcoholic musician named Gulliver "Gully" McFarland.
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After her attorney, Ezra Pickeringgets her out of jail, Mistress Pimm demotes her to serving girl. Jacky spends most of the book as a servant. Throughout the book, bloody jack la meyer is kept busy because the school preacher, Reverend Matherbelieves her to be Janey Porter, a serving girl he raped and killed, coming back to haunt him.
He believes Jacky needs to be killed as she is a witch and that she is filled with evil.
Jacky pretends to be the ghost of Janey Porter during the night in order to get the Reverend to confess that he killed Janey since everyone had previously believed she committed suicide. Bloody jack la meyer, Mistress Pimm discovers that Jacky bloody jack la meyer been keeping up with her lessons, despite being demoted to serving girl, and reinstates her as a lady.
Soon afterward, Jacky and Amy go to the Trevelynes' farm, and Jacky fills in for a jockey on a horse she met earlier in the book, the Sheik of Araby. At a party soon after Jacky's win, Clarissa gets Jacky drunk, and Jacky is almost raped by Lieutenant Flashbybut Randall saves her honour.
Soon after, as she escapes from the preacher, who burns alive in the church, the city of Boston catches fire, the Lawson Peabody is burnt to the ground, and Jacky runs away into the night, headed off for England.
Upon returning, she has plenty of money, and enjoys some time in London, reuniting with Judy Miller and giving her a job.
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However, while dressed as a boy in hopes of surprising Jaimy at the race track, Jacky is captured by a press gang and forced into service upon the Wolverine, a Hell Ship under the command bloody jack la meyer the repulsive Abraham Scroggs. Muck, who has also been pressed, happens to be onboard under a pseudonym.
While imprisoned in Scroggs' quarters, Jacky meets John Higginswho instantly sympathizes with her. Scroggs has a heart bloody jack la meyer while trying to rape Jacky a combination of exertion, his illness, and stress from his mutinous crew crashing cannonballs overheadand Jacky remains in the Captain's room with his corpse, simultaneously gaining the crew's trust during the day and getting them accustomed to following her orders.