A Month in the Country - Section 2 (pages 13-49) Summary & Analysis

J. L. Carr
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Section 2 Summary (through page 13-49)

Birkin sleeps in the bell tower. From the window, he can look out over the village. On the first morning there, Birkin unpacks his food. He thinks that if he is careful, he may be able to manage on fifteen bobs a week. The money he will be paid may last him until it is time to go back to London for the winter. He thinks that this opportunity may just help him turn the corner and make a new start.

Looking around the church, Birkin finds a baluster and a wall monument. The monument was a bas-relief of a young woman named Laetitia Hebron, who is "modestly hiding her essential glory by hanging on tight to a shroud as she clambered from an elegant catagalgue" (pg. 16). Under the monument are a few words from the woman's husband...

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