Caleb's Crossing - Section 3 - Part 1, Anno 1660, Actatis Suae 15, Great Harbor Summary & Analysis

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Section 3 - Part 1, Anno 1660, Actatis Suae 15, Great Harbor Summary

Chapter 7 - Bethia describes how, as the years passed, Caleb became better and better at reading and speaking English, so much so that he refused to speak anything else when they were together. She also describes how it became more and more difficult to separate the girl she was when she was with him and the girl she is at home.

One day he comes to her and says they can no longer be friends. He is about to endure the ritual transformation from boyhood to manhood and must afterwards follow the path chosen for him by his visions. Upset at the thought of no longer being able to spend time with him and convinced that as the result of the ritual he would be uniting his soul with the devil, Bethia begins...

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