Maria Hale's health ceases and her daughter Margaret decides to contact her brother Frederick - who had to leave England years earlier due to a wrongful court decision. The mill workers in Milton go on strike. In order to get his orders done in time, Thornton hires Irish workers. The angry strikers hear of this and in an attempt to threaten Thornton they hurt Margaret. Overwhelmed by Margaret's openly apparent readiness to save him from the strikers, Thornton decides to propose to her.
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When Thornton leaves his house to go propose to Margaret, he crosses through the busy yard bustling with people. A man in modern clothes and shoes pushes what appears to be a modern metal dolly through the crowd. See more
First we speak of the color of fruit, than of love. How did that happen?