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“Old Kaddy was a baby-farmer, and one day she went to the woods to gather sticks for her fire, and whilst she was gathering the sticks she found a piece of gold, and took it home; but she never told anyone she had found the money, for she always pretended to be very poor.”
“Such children were nearly all illegitimate, and in these cases it was to the pecuniary advantage of the baby-farmer to hasten the death of the child.”
“Amelia Dyer, the baby-farmer, also strangled her charges.”
“She told him the story of the baby-farmer and he listened kindly, and she thought the necessary miracle was about to happen.”
“The baby-farmer says, 'Give me five pounds and I'll find a good woman who wants a little one, and you shall hear no more about it.”
“She did not desire her baby's death, but she could not forget what the baby-farmer had told her -- the burden would not become lighter, it would become heavier and heavier.”
“The prisoners were Sharkey, the keeper of the gambling house, and his wife the baby-farmer.”
“Gaol admitting me to the private execution of Margaret Waters, the notorious baby-farmer.”
“They will leave roots exposed to sun and wind -- in brief, pay no more attention to them than a baby-farmer would bestow on an infant's appetite; and then, when convenient, thrust them into a hole scarcely large enough for a post.”
“If he had been aware that Mrs. Sowler's occupation at the time was the occupation of a "baby-farmer," and that she had many other deserted children pining under her charge, he might have easily understood that she was the last person in the world to trouble herself with a minute examination of any one of the unfortunate little creatures abandoned to her drunken and merciless neglect.”
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