Caleb's Crossing - Section 10 - Part 2, Anno 1661, Actatis Suae 17, Cambridge Summary & Analysis

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Section 10 - Part 2, Anno 1661, Actatis Suae 17, Cambridge Summary

Chapter 19 - In the aftermath of Anne's disappearance, Samuel confesses to Bethia that he has long wanted a wife with whom he could talk on an intellectual level, that he found the idea of her (as presented by his father) attractive, and that once he saw her, he found her person attractive as well. He then urges her to reconsider her determination to defend the natives, apparently still believing that one of them was the father of Anne's baby. This triggers her temper and they argue, Bethia eventually walking away. Samuel runs after her, grabs her, says he loves her, and kisses her.

Chapter 20 - There are no legal repercussions to Anne's miscarriage - when she disappeared, so did the problem. Caleb, however, is still troubled by the lack of justice. Bethia urges him to...

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