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Blackout - Backbury, Warwickshire—May 1940 Summary & Analysis

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Backbury, Warwickshire—May 1940 Summary

Eileen finds out that they might be quarantined for up to a month because of the incubation period of the measles. It is also contingent on whether or not anyone else catches the measles. The vicar thinks Alf is faking because nobody else in the village has the measles and Alf isn't acting very sick.

By the time the doctor returns to the house that afternoon, three more children are sick and Alf has broken out with the red pinpoint dots that indicate it is definitely measles. By the end of the week, eleven children have the measles, in the next few days, more children fall ill.

Mrs. Bascombe puts Binnie to work, but after a week or so Binnie starts complaining of a headache. One look at Binnie verifies for Eileen that Binnie has the measles...

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