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Roper, Amelia

The daughter of Johnny Eames’s London boardinghouse keeper. She entangled Johnny into a written declaration of love, from which he extricated himself with considerable difficulty, and later married Joseph Cradell.

"Her eyes were bright, but then, also, they were mischievous. She could talk fluently enough;- but then, also, she could scold. She could assume sometimes the plumage of a dove; but then again she could occasionally ruffle her feathers like an angry kite" - The Small House at Allington.