Cane River - Philomene, Chapters 16 through 21 Summary & Analysis

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Philomene, Chapters 16 through 21 Summary

One day Philomene sees Clement holding one of their daughters and knows this is the realization of the vision she'd had so long ago. Philomene is happy and says that she is aware that a "jealous God" might remove the source of her happiness, which seems to be the nearness of her family. Though their lives are filled with work, Philomene knows that they aren't beaten and that they have some very important blessings, including a cabin for her own little family, enough food to eat and the support of Oreline.

In chapter seventeen, Clement rushes into the house with Ferrier in his arms. Clement says Ferrier had collapsed in the fields. The weather is overbearingly hot and there is an abundance of mosquitoes. It's soon discovered that Ferrier has yellow fever. As the days pass, Ferrier becomes more ill, loses weight and...

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