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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    for a reason that has not been left in any documents,

    Recapture of Typhoid Mary
    Some people believe that Mallon never had any intention of following the health officials' rules. Feeling healthy, Mallon stilll did not really believe that she could spread typhoid. Though in the beginning Mallon tried to be a laundress as well as worked at other jobs, for a reason that has not been left in any documents, Mallon eventually went back to working as a cook.

    What does it mean to say? What record wan't left in any documents? Or did the writer mistak it for "for a reason that nothing has been left in any documents"? I don't know what documents the writer refers to.

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    Re: for a reason that has not been left in any documents,

    No. It's not very well written, but it's a scholar saying he can't, in all of the historical documents he's reading, find any mention of the reason.

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    Re: for a reason that has not been left in any documents,

    Ok, the writer couldn't find why she became a cook again in any documents.

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    Re: for a reason that has not been left in any documents,

    But it was a bad choice, considering her illness.

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