Jamaica Inn - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Mary decides to go with Jem to Launceston after all. Mary leaves Jamaica Inn without telling anyone where she is going and meets Jem on the road. Mary tells Jem what Joss told her and he assures her that one day Jem will hang like their father. Jem then assures Mary that he has never killed another human being despite his family connections. In Launceston, Jem easily sells one of his ponies, but the other is so clearly a high breed that a potential buyer recognizes that it most likely is stolen. Jem is about to give up when a woman approaches him, insisting on buying the pony. The woman is Mrs. Bassat, so Jem tries to convince her the pony is already sold. However, the woman offers so much money that Jem cannot pass up the opportunity. Mrs. Bassat buys back her own pony for more...

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