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Mikolas is Jadvyga Marcinkus's sometime fiancé. Like Tamoszius Kuszleika, Mikolas gets an infection that causes him to lose his hand. He can no longer work. So Jadvyga Marcinkus has to break off their engagement for financial reasons.