Breaking the chain

Heather Reid a sixteen year old girl is found collapsed in Howdon - she has run away from her home on West Percy road North Shields, because she is pregnant. She is taken to Willington Quay Maternity hospital where upon she gives birth to a baby Girl that she names Dawn because the dawn was breaking when she was giving birth. After complications set in Heather dies of Toxaemia and her father will not bring up a bastard child. Dawn is adopted by two university lecturers - follow her story as her real father seeks her out and a court battle ensues. this is a tragic story that will have you reading until the end.

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“Are you still there Mr Hallshaw?

“Yes alright, inform the young lady that a cheque will be acceptable but it must be in my hand by one o’clock today.’

“Thank you Mr Hallshaw.’

“I cannot believe it he has accepted your offer Miss Gales but would like the cheque by no later than one o’clock today.’

“Dawn looked at her watch it was just gone ten thirty.’ Could you write the address down for me please?’

“Yes of course.’

She handed Dawn a slip of paper then asked her if she knew the phone numbers of any decorators.’

Actually my brother Robert is a painter and decorator.’

Good; I would like the inside and the outside of the property painted for one hundred and fifty pounds cash.

“Not a problem Miss Gales.’

“I would like it ready to move into by Saturday morning; can he do it?’

“It will be done Miss Gales I promise you.’

“Good because my grand parents will be moving in on Saturday morning.’

“He has my permission to let himself into the property but I will be over tomorrow morning to inspect his work understood?’

“Yes Miss Gales.’ I will get him to start today.’

Rosina stood in amazement at how Dawn did business.

“Is there an inside toilet to this property; I saw a bath and shower but no inside toilet.’

“Yes, Miss Gales there is.’

“Good because I don’t want my Grand parents having to go outside in the cold.’

Dawn shook hands with the assistant then walked calmly out of the shop.’

“Now Rosina I need your help to choose furniture and fixtures and fittings like curtains, new bed, blankets and sheets, a kitchen table, crockery I want everything you can possibly think of so all my Garand parents have to do is walk in to the property. I even want a fully stocked fridge and food delivered. They will want for nothing.’ Dawn even bought a new television set and a radio gram.

“Do you think that they will accept your gift Dawn?’

 “There is only one way to find out. After we order the furniture and everything else we will pay them a visit if that’s alright with you Rosina.’

“Yes of course.’

They went to the furniture store and Rosina picked out the cottage furniture with a coffee table, kitchen table and four chairs Dawn bought them a fridge, washing machine with a spin dryer, Iron and ironing board, Cooker, toaster, crockery, fully serviceable canteen of cutlery, pans of every description, and a new kettle.

Then when they had paid for those and organised delivery she went over to the carpet fitters across the road and asked them to come to the address she had been given and picked out carpets for the bedrooms and living room and new lino for the kitchen and bathroom. “Right its time to give Mr Hallshaw his cheque.’

They drove to the property where Mr Hallshaw was waiting. He told them that the property might need some airing off as it had lain empty for six months. I have a decorator coming this afternoon could you possibly wait until he arrives and give him a spare key to let himself in.’

“Yes of course, said the gentleman to the young girl.’

He gave her one key to the front and back door and kept the other two to give to the decorator. Dawn made out the cheque for ten thousand pounds then handed it over to 

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