Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Virginia During the War - Part IV: Chapters Forty-Four through Fifty-Three Summary & Analysis

Donald McCaig
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Part IV: Chapters Forty-Four through Fifty-Three Summary

In chapter forty-four, "A Nickel-Plated Watch," Alexander is traveling with members of the Danzinger family on their way home from prayer meeting. Alexander is listing to young Seth Danzinger talk about the ease with which a person can slip from doing what's right in the eyes of their religion to taking on the ways of the world when a group of renegades stop the buggy. They demand that Seth and Alexander get out and the two comply. The renegades tells Seth that they'd known his father to be a spy for the Union Army and that they'd seen him in Winchester where they believe he'd also been sharing information. Seth denies it but when it becomes evident the renegades are going to shoot him for his alleged crimes anyway,

Seth asks Alexander to tell his family that...

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