Before I Burn - Part 4: Sections I through VIII Summary & Analysis

Gaute Heivoll
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Part 4: Sections I through VIII

Section I

Gaute’s grandmother wrote in her diary on June 3rd that Olga’s old house and outbuilding had burned down. Kasper Kritiansen was the current owner. She wrote that she and Kristen and Steiner had accompanied Olga to Oslo with a mental patient who had been staying at Olga’s house. The woman had become uncontrollable and had to return to the asylum in Oslo. On the front page of the June 3rd paper an article reported that Lensmann Knut Koland and his officers had met to discuss the recent fires. An arsonist was on the loose in the area. They noted that he had limited his crimes to abandoned and empty structures. The three fires that Dag had set were referenced.

Section II

Gaute knew about the practice of placing mentally ill...

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