Fever 1793 - Study Guide Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Mattie is awakened from a dream of food by the sound of a boot scraping on the floor. She realizes that two strange men have climbed into the coffeehouse through the open windows. The two men argue about what to steal, and then begin to look for items of value. Mattie is frightened and hides in the deep shadows while one of the villains picks up her grandfather's sword. After a few more minutes, the villains discover Mattie and they threaten her with injury if she does not produce money. Mattie's grandfather, upstairs, awakens from the noise and comes down the stairs armed with a musket. Grandfather Cook instructs the men to leave, but instead they advance on him - he discharges the musket but misses his mark. One of the men flees but the other beats Grandfather Cook and begins to strangle him. Mattie picks up...

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