A Swift Pure Cry - Chapter Twenty-Eight through Chapter Thirty-One Summary & Analysis

Siobhan Dowd
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Chapter Twenty-Eight through Chapter Thirty-One Summary

Chapter Twenty-Eight finds Shell trying to find a way to buy presents for her siblings, as her dad stays in Cork most of the time, Shell supposes with a woman. One evening, Jimmy explains he saw a cow being born, and that it didn't look easy. Shell notes that birthing a human baby is easier. When asked what she will do with it to avoid detection, she claims she has it worked out. Chapter Twenty Nine reveals, however, that she has no idea what to do. She learns about the birthing process, but she begins to fear something will go wrong. Shell wants to tell a friend, but has no one, although she tries to tell her mother's spirit. Mrs. Duggan is in the hospital, having issues with her own pregnancy. She thinks to tell...

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