Caleb's Crossing - Study Guide Section 5 - Part 2, Anno 1661, Actatis Suae 17, Cambridge Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 - Bethia begins this chapter by describing her current situation - as a housekeeper at Master Corlett's school in Cambridge - and commenting that although it's been a while since she told the story of her past, she will continue to do so, again to help her understand herself better. She begins with the day of Caleb's arrival in Great Harbor, describing his introduction to the community on the Sabbath at their religious meeting and how the Bible readings chosen by her father for that day reinforced his intention to have Caleb welcomed. Later, Bethia finds herself uneasily drawn to Caleb while she's serving him and the other men their midday meal. She also comments that the tension between her father and Makepeace over the propriety of having a young man in the house...

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