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Caleb's Crossing Chapter Summary & Analysis - Section 7 - Part 2, Anno 1661, Actatis Suae 17, Cambridge Summary

Geraldine Brooks
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Section 7 - Part 2, Anno 1661, Actatis Suae 17, Cambridge Summary

Chapter 8 - In the aftermath of Mayfield's death, the Wampanoag construct a stone cairn, or memorial, on the shore. Bethia and Makepeace visit the cairn every day. On one such visit, a discussion of whether Mayfield was killed by Tequamuck (Makepeace says yes, Bethia says no) leads to an argument over how changed Caleb truly is. During the argument, Makepeace reveals how jealous he is of both Bethia's and Caleb's success at learning, how he believes Caleb "witched" Solace into her death, and his belief that Bethia lusts after him. Bethia angrily denies any such feelings, revealing in narration that she feels for Caleb as she would a brother - a better brother than Makepeace. Later, Makepeace threatens to tell their grandfather of Bethia's behavior.

Chapter 9 - Makepeace and Bethia meet with their grandfather, who...

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