A Mercy - Chapters 8-10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 8-10 Summary

Chapter 8:

Chapter 9 begins with the story of Sorrow. Sorrow is on board a ship. She is the captain's daughter. Sorrow awakes to find that she is one of the only survivors aboard the ship. She had been anesthetized with opium before a surgery, which had kept her out of harm's way. Sorrow is carried off of the ship and onto land where she has her first experiences outside living at sea.

Sorrow does not particularly like her name but tolerates it. Sorrow's imaginary friend, Twin, still calls her by her given name, so Sorrow is satisfied with that.

Sorrow is found by a sawyer's wife who takes her in. Sorrow lives with family and eventually becomes pregnant by the sawyer's son. The sawyer's wife, upon realizing Sorrow's state, quickly passes her off to Jacob Vaark.

Vaark takes Sorrow to the farm...

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