Beside the Ocean of Time - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Now the narration moves into Thorfinn's adolescent years, with a description of how Thorfinn has left school at fourteen and his two elder sisters having already left home to be married.

A conflict arises between the youngest Ragnarson daughter, Ragna and Tina Lyde when the latter arrives without knocking and places a rag mat on the floor near the hearth. Thorfinn's sister yells at the woman to leave them alone, shoving the mat into the woman's arms and telling her to never return to Ingle again. Tina does not come back to the croft again and Matthew wonders aloud why she has stopped visiting and bringing them her homemade goods. Thorfinn and his sister exchange a glance, but do not say anything. Though Tina does not come back to Ingle again, she can sometimes be seen at night on the hillside looking down...

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