1 A moment later came Jadvyga, peering over the child's head.
2 Then there is Jadvyga Marcinkus, who is also beautiful, but humble.
3 You told me you had been to Jadvyga's house that other night, and you hadn't.
4 This is the fifth year, now, that Jadvyga has been engaged to Mikolas, and her heart is sick.
5 She had pains in her back all the time, Jadvyga explained, and feared that she had womb trouble.
6 Instead there was one of Jadvyga's little sisters, who gazed at him through a crack in the door.
7 The forelady had to come up to a certain standard herself, and could not stop for sick people, Jadvyga explained.
8 Jadvyga did not know what had become of the poor creature; she would have gone to see her, but had been sick herself.
9 She must have gone home again with Jadvyga, he said; Jadvyga lived only two blocks from the yards, and perhaps she had been tired.
10 Jadvyga is small and delicate, with jet-black eyes and hair, the latter twisted into a little knot and tied on the top of her head.
11 Jadvyga likewise paints cans, but then she has an invalid mother and three little sisters to support by it, and so she does not spend her wages for shirtwaists.
12 But one day she walked home with a pale-faced little woman who worked opposite to her, Jadvyga Marcinkus by name, and Jadvyga told her how she, Marija, had chanced to get her job.