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Caleb's Crossing - Section 6 - Part 2, Anno 1661, Actatis Suae 17, Cambridge Summary & Analysis

Geraldine Brooks
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Section 6 - Part 2, Anno 1661, Actatis Suae 17, Cambridge Summary

Chapter 4 - In this chapter, Bethia's narration focuses on her life in Cambridge - her drudgery as housekeeper to a small college of boys, her longing for the island, and her envy of Makepeace (able to return to the island). She describes how unhappy and unhealthy Cambridge is, how more and more like a white man Caleb is becoming, and how his reading of Hebrew reminded her of hearing him speak his own language. She concludes the chapter with a reference to how often, as in the moment of writing, she breaks down in tears of grief.

Chapter 5 - Bethia resolves to tell her story less emotionally, describing a perfect day that was not any kind of foreboding of the tragedy to come. She had gone out to harvest some beans, taking her time because...

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