Rossamünd in his role as Europe's factotum.
|Type||Stray or lost person, usually children|
|Notable examples||Rossamünd Bookchild |
Gosling Corvinius Arbour
A foundling, also known as a wastrel, is a stray person, usually a child, who is found without a home or shelter on the streets or even in the wilds. If they are fortunate, they end up in a foundlingery or a similar institution like a marine society where they are cared for and prepared for an occupation or trade. Such a child is known as a book child.
The other alternatives for foundlings who are not as fortunate are more bleak. They could end up working in mills, workhouses, mines, or being exploited.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Book child
- Madam Opera's Estimable Marine Society for Foundling Boys and Girls
- Rossamünd Bookchild