Blood on the River - Chapter 27 and Afterword Summary & Analysis

Elisa Carbone
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It is February, 1610, at Point Comfort. After hearing of Capt. Ratcliffe’s fate, Ann and John got the charges against Samuel dropped. He would have suffered 20 lashes had they not. They told everyone that Samuel had done the right thing. Samuel is now living happily in a cabin with Ann, John and baby Virginia.

The settlers are warm and comfortable at Point Comfort. Samuel thinks he might smell smoke, and worries about the settlers in James Town. But he knows there is no sense in worrying, because he has his duties in Point Comfort.

The Afterword switches to a third-person historical account of what happened to the colonists.

In the winter of 1609-1610, the settlers at Point Comfort did well. However, there was no travel between the two settlements, because of ice on the river. In spring, the Point Comfort settlers found...

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