This story concerned an event that happened when plague was rife in York. The inhabitants of the house indicated all died from plague except for a little girl who miraculously survived. The people who cleared the bodies from plague houses were terrified of this girl, and apparently believed that they could catch plague from her but not from the dead bodies. Because of this they boarded up the house with the little girl inside, and left her to die!
Her face is said to have appeared at the little window several times since.