of ropes. With the saw she instantly wentto work & in a few weeks had displaced every Bar but one to which she fastened the Ladder.

A difficulty then occurred which forsometime, she knew not how to obviate. Her Children were too small to get down the Ladder by themselves. nor would it be poſsiblefor her to take them in her arms, when shedid. At last she determined to fling downall her Cloathes, of which she had a large Quantity, & then having given them strict Charge [.]not1 to hurt themselves, threw her Children after them. She herself with easedescended by the Ladder, at the bottom of whichshe had the pleasure of finding thHer2little boysin perfect Health & fast asleep.


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