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Eliza Doolittle

"My aunt died of influenza, so they said.

"But it's my belief they done the old woman in. Y-e-e-e-e-s, Lord love you. Why should she die of influenza? She come through diphtheria right enough the year before. I saw her with my own eyes. Fairly blue with it, she was. They all thought she was dead; but my father he kept ladling gin down her throat 'til she came-to so sudden that she bit the bowl off the spoon.

"What call would a woman with that strength in her have to die of influenza? What become of her new straw hat that should have come to me?

"Somebody pinched it; and what I say is, them as pinched it done her in."

Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady

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