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The Trapper - Jimmy falls sick

The Trapper - Jimmy falls sick

Jimmy Turton has been working as a trapper in a coal mine for some months when he falls ill and must take some time away from the mine sick.

His mother is anxious about how the loss of his earnings will affect the family.

So she visits a local herbalist and arranges some medicine for him, hoping for a speedy return to the pit.

Jimmy is so worried about not earning his wages that - in a fever - he wanders to the mine and somehow finds his way down the shaft.

Then he is involved in one of the most common types of mining accident: being struck by one of the coal carts. Jimmy's injuries place an additional burden on the family and as soon as he is well enough he must go back down the mine.

Images reproduced with kind permission from the The National Coal Mining Museum for England.

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