Ragmaid

Ragmaid

no one but the prince sees through her dishevelment. [Br. Fairy Tale: “The Little Ragmaid” in Macleod, 39–44]
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He even tries to put his own daughter out of his mind after, as a teenager, she leaves town in a cloud of disrepute: "I wanted to hide the real depth of the trouble, put it away not (as Sunny always contended) for the sake of my reputation or standing but so I could try to forget she was my daughter, that she had ever come to live with me and had grown up before my eyes." For Hata is the ultimate outsider, whose ethnic Korean tanner father and ragmaid mother gave him up to the wealthy Japanese Kurohata family in hopes of a better life for their only son.