Ene asked:

The beginning and the end of Illywhacker keep me interested, the middle not so much. Apparently I tuned out the details about the daughter Sonia, What happened to her? Can someone help me remember? Thanks,

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Mitchell Badgery goes off to town or something and leaves the kids at camp near Clunes. The son is not paying attention to Sonia, and she is practising the invisibility trick, and when he looks up one moment she has disappeared; he is amazed because he thinks she has suddenly mastered the invisibility trick. But:

"Clunes, in case you do not know it,is bored full of mineshafts." (She dies.)
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