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Harvest: A Novel - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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That afternoon, Thirsk helps Mr. Quill by making vellum -- paper made from calfskin -- for the final presentation copy of Mr. Quill's charts detailing the eventual enclosure plans. Thirsk works on the vellum while Mr. Quill finishes his audit of the village's fields and commons, and while the men work together Mr. Quill confesses, "I fear for us" (112). Thirsk notes that he uses the pronoun "us," lumping himself in with the villagers although he is an outsider. Both men also fear for Mistress Beldam, who they worry must have returned to the site where Master Jordan discovered the bloody shawl earlier in the day. Mr. Quill declares that they should go to look for her. Thirsk points out that she will likely visit the pillory that evening, where her surviving family member remains confined, and the men agree to go there to look...

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