By Natascha Kampusch
On March 2, 1998, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch used to be abducted, and located herself locked in a home that may be her domestic for the subsequent 8 years. She used to be starved, overwhelmed, handled as a slave, and compelled to paintings for her deranged captor. yet she by no means forgot who she was-and she by no means gave up wish of returning to the realm. this is often her tale.
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His ‘consultation fee’ was a guinea. This sum was also paid over. After the actual consultation then it turned out that Spolasco’s fee for doing something practical to help cure the problem — beyond the simple consultation itself — would be a further twenty guineas. The Reverend gentleman could actually only come up with £12, which the Baron gratefully accepted. On the way home the Reverend Davies complained of being unwell, though he had not, as yet, even tried the powder and pill prescribed by Spolasco.
As well as tuition, board and lodging would also be provided. The premium for each pupil was to be 525 guineas (over £551), a considerable sum in 1839. A week later the —Baron was to report that several people had offered him in excess of £300 for a pupil-ship but no-one had met his full asking price. He asserted that if any fully paid up ‘Pupil of Spolasco’, once qualified, failed to recoup the £551 premium in a single year in any town of 20,000 plus souls, then he would make up the shortfall himself.
And why would a young, sick girl so willingly entrust her health to his care, with the ready agreement of her aunt and temporary guardian? To put this into context we need to first go back a year to the wreck of the steam ship Killarney. In his published account of the sinking of the Killarney, Baron Spolasco stated that he had boarded the ship on 19 January 1838 at Cork, Ireland. He having ‘… been urgently and unexpectedly called to England professionally, to meet with the Agent of a very high personage, with regard to a difficult surgical case …’ He had also brought on board all his worldly belongings as he intended to set up a medical practice in Bristol, having practised medicine for some time in Cork.
3,096 Days in Captivity: The True Story of My Abduction, Eight Years of Enslavement, and Escape by Natascha Kampusch