A Respectable Trade - Chapters Fourteen through Seventeen Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Chapters Fourteen through Seventeen Summary

That night, Died of Shame asks Mehuru if she can pray for death. Mehuru tells her that their lives might improve but then looks at the woman with the gifts of his sight and "sees" the baby of Sir Charles along with the disease Sir Charles has passed on to her. Sir Charles had told Josiah that he no longered cared about the diseases and that he'd become increasingly reckless. Mehuru tells Died of Shame that there's something wrong with the baby and she tells him that Sir Charles had smelled of death. With this, Mehuru knows that the baby will never grow to full term and that the death of the mother before the baby's birth will make no difference on that score, so tells her that it is alright for her to choose to die...

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