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Daughter of Fortune Chapter Summary & Analysis - The English Summary

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The English Summary

Jacob Todd has come to Chile after losing a bet with his drinking buddies in London. The year is 1843, and he has been given the task of selling 300 Bibles within a year. Mistaking him for a missionary, people are eager to help him unload his wares. Jacob thinks his betting debt will be fulfilled sooner, rather than later, but once he sees Rose Sommers, all thoughts of leaving disappear. He thinks that it must have been fate that sent him to this country, after all, but she is not interested in marriage. Rose prefers to have many suitors, but Jacob vows to pursue her nevertheless.

After his first night in Chile, Jacob becomes violently ill. The local surgeons bleed him, and Rose sends Mama Fresia and Eliza to him to administer native healing methods. He eventually recovers and within a couple of years, lives in...

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