At the Water's Edge - Chapters 8-11 Summary & Analysis

Sara Gruen
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In Chapter 8, Maddie wakes, screaming in fear. It takes a few minutes to realize she isn't aboard the ship but is in the inn at Drumnadrochit. A young woman named Anna McKenzie rushes into the room. She addresses Maddie as Mrs. Pennypacker, which was Maddie's mother's name. Maddie is confused but doesn't correct her.

Maddie dresses and realizes that she doesn't know how to make her hair presentable. She has depended on a hairdresser for years. She wraps a turban around her head, fastens it with a broach, and goes downstairs where Ellis and Hank are working on their strategy. Anna brings porridge and milk for Maddie. Ellis asks for something more substantial but Anna says those items are rationed and that they weren't expecting guests.

Maddie asks Ellis why Anna is using the name Pennypacker. Ellis says his father wasn't very popular...

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