Jacob Have I Loved - Study Guide Chapters 9 & 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 9 & 10

The Captain decides that while Auntie Braxton is recovering at the hospital, the three of them should clean out her house so that the dreaded churchwomen won’t get their hands on her belongings. Auntie Braxton is not a churchgoing woman, so Louise knows the Captain is right when he suggests she wouldn’t want the pious, judgmental women snooping around in her home. The Captain explains that when he lived on the island growing up, Auntie Braxton’s father had been quite wealthy. He knows that Auntie Braxton’s father must have left her all his money, and that, just like her father, Auntie Braxton probably refused to spend it. He imagines that the cash is hidden somewhere in the house, which is another reason why strangers shouldn’t be snooping around. Intrigued, Louise agrees to the cleanup project.

At the house, the Captain announces that...

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