The Eagle of the Ninth - Chapter 7 Two Worlds Meet Summary & Analysis

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Enjoying Uncle Aquila's garden with the wolf cub, Marcus is surprised to see a slender girl of about thirteen peering over the hedge. Her face is pointed like a fox, and she greets Marcus in stilted Latin. Her name is Cottia, and her father was a horse breeder of the Iceni. He was killed while breaking a young stallion. When her mother remarried, she sent Cottia to live with her childless aunt and uncle. Her aunt and uncle are pretentious and try to make Cottia act like a Roman maiden, even having her speak Latin at home and calling her Camilla. Like Marcus, Cottia has fond childhood memories of the family farm. She longs to be in a place where she can acknowledge her proud Iceni heritage. Cottia makes friends with the tiny wolf, named Cub. When she becomes chilled in the spring air, Marcus...

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