Colonial American Travel Narratives - Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, 4-20 Summary & Analysis

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Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, 4-20 Summary and Analysis

Rowlandson is separated from the other captives, including her daughter Mary, whom she will not see again until they have both been rescued. She writes that she later learns the fate of Mrs. Joslin, who continued to plead to be let free after she had given birth to her child. In response to her constant pleading, the Indians stripped her naked and formed a circle around her, chanting and singing before killing her and her child with blows to the head. They did this in front of the other children as a warning against trying to escape.

The fifth remove brought the party to a river, which they crossed by rafts. Rowlandson notes that she was fortunate in not getting the slightest bit wet while crossing. The occasion for the move...

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