No one knows who Margaret Thursday is, because she was found as a baby on the church steps, on a Thursday. But Margaret is sure that she is somebody, and that one day she will be famous.
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Margaret Thursday grandly announced to the orphanage children, “I’m not properly an orphan. I was found on a Thursday on the church steps, with three of everything, all of the very best quality.” And each time she was asked, “Who do you think you might be, then?” she had dozens of ready replies.
Whoever she was, Margaret made herself the arch enemy of the cruel matron at the orphanage. Soon things reached such a dreadful state that she decided to run away from St Luke’s, but not without Peter and Horatio, and her three of everything. So the children fled in the night to become the unlikeliest leggers ever seen on a canal boat. And Margaret proved that she was a person of the very best quality.
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