On the day most of the boys leave for the army and Harriet to work in America, Matron, aware that Hetty knows she has stolen the money and bought her own transatlantic ticket, locks her in a cupboard, from which she is rescued by Sheila. The girls confront Matron and prevent her from fleeing, exposing her theft in front of the governors, who order her arrest. Mr Cranborne proposes a fairer regime, encouraging Nurse Winterson to court Constable Clarke and promoting Nurse Macclesfield to temporary matron. A grateful Mrs Callender agrees to employ Hetty along with Gideon and Sheila whilst Hetty finds Matron's ticket and gives it to Mathias so he can be with Harriet. When the police arrive at the Foundling Hospital, they find Matron has escaped through a secret passage.
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