Draft with, for the most part, each chapter given a letter.

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Draft with, for the most part, each chapter given a letter.


1. 'Chapter 1. First light'. Incomplete. ff. 10.

2. 'Chap. 3. Village school'. Text headed 'Chapter 3? Chapter 2. School', with final chapter number 3 added later. ff. 27.

3. 'Chap. 6. Public death, private murder'. Folios prefixed with B. Text headed 'Chapter 4? Death & murder', with final chapter number 6 added later. ff. 21.

4. 'Chap. 2. First names'. Folios prefixed with C. Text headed 'Chapter 2? First days, with final chapter number 2 added later. ff. 21. Also with three leaves of an earlier draft of the chapter, described as consisting of sixteen pages.

5. 'Chap. 5. Grannies'. Folios prefixed with D. Text headed 'Chapter 5? The old ladies', with final chapter number 5 added later. ff. 24.

6. 'Chap. 10. Uncles'. Folios prefixed with E. Text headed 'Uncles', with final chapter number 10 added later. ff. 21.

'Chapter 4. The kitchen'. Folios prefixed with F. Text headed 'Home. The kitchen', with final chapter number 4 added later ff. 21.

7. 'Chap. 7. Mother'. Folios prefixed with G. Text headed 'Mother', with final chapter number 7 added later. ff. 31.

8. 'Chap. 11. Outings & festivals'. Folios prefixed with H. Text headed 'Festivals & outings', with final chapter number 11 added later. ff. 43 + 2.

9. 'Chap. 9. Sick boy'. Folios prefixed with I. Text headed 'Illness – sick boy', with final chapter number 9 added later. ff. 18.

10. 'Chap. 8. Winter & summer'. Folios prefixed with J. Text headed 'Winter & summer', with final chapter number 8 added later.

11. 'Chap 12. First bite of the apple'. Folios prefixed with K. Text headed 'Sex. First bite at the apple', with final chapter number 12 added later. Some leaves omitted and replaced by unnumbered revised leaf.

12. 'Chap. 13. Last days'. Folios prefixed with L. Text headed 'Last days', with final chapter number 13 added later. ff. 24.

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