Civil Peace - Paragraphs 15-22 (Page 3) Summary & Analysis

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Paragraphs 15-22 (Page 3) Summary

A man's voice replies from beyond the door, informing Jonathan that his visitor is a thief come in the night, accompanied by other thieves. The thief instructs Jonathan to open the door. Maria begins to call loudly for the police. Jonathan and the children join her, and they call for the police and raise the hue and cry, begging their neighbors to come to their assistance. After a while they stop yelling and listen to the silent night—no one is coming. The thief asks if they have finished calling out, and sarcastically offers to help them. He instructs his companions to assist Jonathan in summoning aid and all of the thief cry out loudly in a mockery of Maria and Jonathan. Jonathan counts at least six voices of thieves and is paralyzed with fear. The thieves stop calling out and Maria...

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