The Jungle

Who is the midwife? How much is her fee? How does Jurgis pay her?

Chapter 19

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Jurgis goes to Madame Haupt, a midwife. She is a fat Dutch woman, wearing a “filthy blue wrapper” with black teeth. After bartering Madame Haupt says that Jurgis will have to pay her the full twenty-five dollars within the month.