Summary Of Mr. Coal's Story Of The Cotton Dress '

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In Mr. Coal’s story, the children breathed coal dust, and had constant colds from damp mine air. They faced the risk of the roofs collapsing and killing them. The breaker boys fingers were cut and their backs ached from bending over the chutes. In The Story of the Cotton Dress, spinners break down the arch of their foot and become flat footed, which is very painful. Additionally, many spinning rooms have their windows closed all day which is very dangerous for the children. The are not receiving the proper amount of light and sun to survive and grow. “Doffer boys” have to climb up to reach the bobbins because they are so short. If they slip they can hurt themselves badly. In Mr. Coal’s story, there were trapper boys, “greasers”, and breaker

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