"One thing led to another," Uncle Jake continued, "and it wasn't long before Catherine found herself in a family way. She was afraid to tell her father because she knew he would be furious, so her mother had to do it; she pleaded with him to allow the two young people to marry."
"No child of mine is going to marry outside the church," her father had roared in anger, "I told her to stay away from that boy. Send her away to your family, I don't want to talk to her or even see her, she is a disgrace."
So Catherine had no choice but to leave home... heartbroken, distraught, and afraid. Her father had no idea how deeply he would come to regret his words.
(To be continued)
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