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    Oct 2012
    It is 1870. You little immigrant girl living with your parents, uncle, and 5 younger siblings in a dirty cramped tenement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Life is miserable and frightening in the slums with so much death and disease running rampant. But you try your best to keep out of trouble hoping one day to leave the slum and become an explorer.

    What do you want to be when you grow up?
    3 or 4: Explorer

    Your family are immigrants from another country. Where are they from (roll)?
    1 or 2: England

    What is your name? Matilda Elizabeth Brown *Matty*
    What are you like? Clever, shy, responsible, friendly
    How old are you? 12

    What are your parents names? Jonathan David Brown *Jonny* & Emmeline Alice Brown

    What is your uncle's name? Arthur Daniel Brown *Artie*

    Because the adults work so much, your siblings are your best friends. They encourage you and entertain you and you love them dearly. What are they're names?
    Nellie Florence Brown - 10
    Charles Edward Brown *Charlie* - 9
    Cora Josephine Brown - 9
    Theodore Henry Brown *Teddy* - 2
    Olive Nancy Brown *Ollie* - 1

    You also have a best friend from the Five Points District. He is a slick little pickpocket who, as far as you know, has been an orphan his whole life. You met him after he saved you from a gang of older boys and you've been pals ever since. What is his name? Mac (Maxwell)
    What is he like? Funny, bright, street smart & optimistic

    You, Mac and Nellie make the best of life in the slums by doing tricks in the streets for pennies and exploring the streets of New York in your spare time. You are happy to have such a large, loving family and the freedom to do as you please. But then, tragedy strikes....

    What happens?
    1 or 2: There is a fire in your tenement while you are out. It kills your entire family besides your oldest sibling and your uncle.

    Because of the fire your life is turned upside down. It is now impossible for Artie to feed and clothe you and Nellie on an immigrants wages. You decide it would be best if you, as the oldest, try to make your own way in the world. So at the age of 12 you leave your family behind and join Mac on the streets of New York as a pickpocket.

    List your childhood family here, if you like. You can include ages, descriptions and photographs. Part 2 up soon...

    Jonny (32) & Emma (29)
    Uncle Artie (34)
    Me (12)
    Nellie (10)
    Cora (9)
    Charlie (9)
    Teddy (2)
    Ollie (1)
    Best Friend - Mac (13)
    - LittleMissGeek

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