A Mercy - Chapters 5-7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 5-7 Summary

Chapter 5:

Florens cannot sleep and is uncomfortable. She climbs down out of the tree and makes a bed on the damp ground from branches and pine needles. There is a fear of snakes and other creatures but Florens works hard to think of her lover and take her mind off the current situation.

"You are telling me about the making of iron things. How happy you are to find easy ore so close to the surface of the earth. The glory of shaping metal. Your father doing it and his father before him back and back for a thousand years. With furnaces from termite mounds. And you know the ancestors approve when two owls appear at the very instant you say their names so you understand they are showing themselves to bless you." Chap. 5, p. 78

Florens is very thirsty but works...

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