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Quote #10

"I have plenty of ideas," I assured her. "What if we baked small cakes and delivered them to the State House with a handbill advertising our new wares?"

Eliza frowned.

"How many cakes? The price of sugar is still high. How about apple bread instead? That's cheaper to make."

Nathaniel cleared his throat. "I could paint a sign that you could put out front. I could make a design for the handbill, too." (28.15-28.18)

Matilda's family has grown, but her personal ambitions have also expanded to include Eliza and Nathaniel. All three are involved in the process of decision-making.

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