A Sudden Light - Chapters 4-7 Summary & Analysis

Garth Stein
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In Chapter 4, Trevor explains the story of his great-great-grandfather, Elijah Riddell. Elijah was a workhorse from Minnesota. Eventually he was ready to produce an heir, so he searched the eligible, wealthy heiresses and chose Sara Green. They married and as soon as she became pregnant, he left for the forested West Coast. When his son Benjamin was ten, Elijah sent for him to join him in Seattle. On a short visit to Minnesota, Sara became pregnant again, and opted to raise Abraham in New York until Elijah sent for him.

Chapter 5 sees Trevor creeping along the dark hallway to bed, the old house giving him a scared feeling. He goes to the kitchen for a glass of water and finds Grandpa Samuel there. Samuel asks Trevor to make him some medicine—milk and Jim Beam. Grandpa Samuel is missing a finger and a...

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