Gangling,clumsy 'Chummy' Browne comes to the convent to gain experience before leaving for Africa as a missionary and is mistrusted by Sister Evangelina because of her upper class background. Nonetheless,on her first solo job,a difficult breach birth,she proves to be an excellent midwife and wins local respect. Jenny befriends pregnant Irish runaway Mary's whom convent head Sister Julienne places in a Catholic home for unmarried mothers where she has a daughter.Jenny is shocked to learn that Mary was only fifteen and,as a result, the child was given away for adoption without her consent. Written by
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[Chummy Browne, a tall, gawky, clumsy midwife, has just arrived at the convent
Ah, Camilla Fortescue-Cholmeley-Browne?
I generally answer to "Chummy". My pa used to say "Long dogs need short names".
Follow me. And mind your head. I understand you qualified by a whisker, Nurse Fortescue-Cholmeley-Browne.
I *did* pass. It was a bit of a scrape. Before that I was nursing for five years.
[Sister Evangelina brings out box containing a midwife's standard kit
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