Bess (Edna's best friend) describes how she got in trouble with her parents (and especially her father) for hiding a certain book under her mattress at home. The book was Mary Wollstonecraft's "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" written in the 1700s. Bess was curious to know how Mary thought and survived in a world that was even less sympathetic toward women than in her time (1903). Follow Suffrage Wagon News Channel for votes for women storytelling.
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