Fever 1793 - Study Guide Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Silas awakens Mattie by licking her face. Mattie is surprised and pleased to find herself covered in a delicate frost - the end of October has brought the first hint of winter. Mattie realizes that the frost will drive away the epidemic, and calls out excitedly for Eliza. The two women quickly carry the mattress and children outdoors so their fevers will come down in the frigid air.

With the first frost, the farmers begin to return to the city, and Joseph begins sending packages of fresh produce and meat. With the drop in temperature and the regular food, the children begin to recover. When Joseph stops by for a visit, he tells Mattie the market is again open and full of news and gossip. Mattie goes to the market to see if she can learn anything about her mother's condition and location. She sees several people...

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