The Farming of Bones - Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 3-4 Summary

Sebastien and Amabelle are alone in her room at night. Sebastien abhors silence and considers it too close to the death-like quality of sleep. He is too tired from the fields to make love with Amabelle so he insists they talk to fill the silence. Sebastien asks Amabelle about her mother, what she was like, her name. Amabelle remembers her mother as someone stern and unsmiling. She tells Sebastien that when she dreams of her mother now, her mother is smiling. Amabelle tells Sebastien that she dreams of her parents drowning.

Doctor Javier arrives and bathes the babies while Papi records their birth times and date. The Senora gives credit for the successful birth of her children to Amabelle, to whom the doctor shows his gratitude. She notices that Doctor Javier wears an amulet of wood-carved cane leaves, similar to those worn by cane cutters...

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