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Reasons You Might Die of Consumption in a 19th-Century Novel, in Order From Least Likely to Most Likely.
You fell in love with someone who is richer than you are.
You got lost in the moors in the rain.
You work in a mill.
You are a prostitute.
You are an orphan.
Your sister works in a mill.
Your sister is a prostitute.
Your sister is a more orphany orphan than you are.
You took in an orphan who is also a prostitute.
Your sister took in an orphan who is also a prostitute and made her work in a mill instead.
You are a woman who fell in love with a man who is poorer than you are and you may or may not have slept with him, but then you had to become a prostitute to support yourself because he already died of consumption from working in a mill.
You are the previously unmentioned very wealthy older relative of an orphan who is in love with someone much richer than he or she is.
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