30. A Possible Conclusion
The mystery of this account could be satisfied when all the arguments in support of it being true come together. Perhaps, the boy and girl were Flemish refugees who were suffering from a pallor induced by surviving off beanstalks whilst hiding in the pits from persecution.
After their discovery, the children could’ve come up with a fake language to hide their identity as their strange clothing would’ve hinted that they were Flemish. Maybe once the harvesters caught on to the clues, they sought Sir Richard to keep them safe and the girl made the whole thing up to keep her true identity sealed.
After all, she wasn’t known for being a reliable source.