At the Water's Edge - Chapters 27-31 Summary & Analysis

Sara Gruen
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In Chapter 27, Maddie continues to help clean and takes on more duties. Ellis never catches on. One day, she's sweeping to the bottom of the stairs and meets Angus. He asks how long she's been doing the cleaning and she says she just wants to help. She's afraid he'll be angry at Anna but he merely smiles and walks away. With that, she began helping in the kitchen.

Maddie also begins to learn more about the country and its people. Anna lives on a croft and she explains that the croft is a small farm that is meant to support a family but is never actually big enough to actually support the family. She gives Maddie a history lesson about the origins of the croft and the oppression the people of Scotland have faced. She also defines a “righteous theft” as the taking...

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