Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Lois Lenski
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The captives shuffle away from their home. The Frenchmen and the Indians talk excitedly and keep looking over their shoulders. When Molly looks back, she realizes that their home has not been burned and wonders why. Molly tries to talk to her father, but he walks in a daze. Her mother tells her not to bother him, so Molly holds her mother’s hand looking for comfort. The prisoners march along an uncertain trail with some of the Indians and Frenchmen ahead of them and some behind. When the children lag behind they are hit in the legs with a whip. Betsey drops Matthew because she is so worn out. Only Molly is left to carry him and/or hurry him along with the group. They travel with no food or water and very little rest. Her father only speaks once along the trail...

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