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ROCK FERRY GIRL'S ADVENTURES. 0 Emma Davies, 14, who has been rescued through the intervention of the British Foreign Office from the custody of a Cheshire family now resident in California, arrived home at Rock Ferry on Friday. Five years ago the girl was taken to America, on the understanding that she was to be educated, and sent home after two years. For a long time the parents heard no tidings of the girl, and official inquiries, it is alleged, elicited the fact that she was being badly treated. The people with whom she was staying, however, refused to give her up, but ultimately Sheriff Westfall rescued her, and she was taken care ef prior to being sent home by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.. In the course of con- versation the girl said since she left England her life bad been a very hard one, she having been treated more like a slave. She had to get up at four o'clock in the morning, and after doing household duties had to work in the vineyard. If she became too tired to work she was thrashed with a stick. She did not write to her parents, because she was told they had removed from Rock Ferry. When the people with whom she was staying learned that inquiries were being made, they kept the girl out of sight, and sent her away into service for several months. The girl, who, during her absence, has so changed that her parents could scarcely recognise her, expressed herself highly pleased that she had again got home, for she was afraid she would become a slave girl, and thanked all who had been instrumental in her rescue.

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