Not sure how I feel about this. First my version is missing many letter 'F's, especially when it comes to 'fi' and 'fl', which is very offputting. The narration is trying to be Jane Austen witty and failing terribly. And nothing seems to be a big deal - not breaking your dead mother's only possession, not an earthquake, then a fire, then a frost, and not seeing a girl die in front of you. No emotion or urgency anywhere.