Before I Burn - Part 1: Sections I through VII Summary & Analysis

Gaute Heivoll
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Part 1: Sections I through VII

Section I

Just past midnight, Johanna Vatneli shut off the lights and noticed a vehicle passing slowly in front of their house. Johanna felt a premonition about the car which circled back around and headed back toward the house. She couldn’t rouse Olav, her sleeping husband. She returned to the kitchen to be met by a wall of fire and smoke and the strong smell of kerosene. She caught a glimpse of a shadowy figure disappearing from the other side of the room.

Olav had finally awakened when Johanna attempted to call for help. But, the phone was dead. The fire short-circuited the fuse box and zapped the electricity. Johanna and Olav made it out the front door just as the fire broke through to the second story. They found cover under a tree...

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