Jump and Other Stories - Amnesty Summary & Analysis

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Amnesty Summary

A female first person narrator hears that someone has been released, and she runs from one farm to another to spread the news. The person who has been released is her fiancé, and he has been released from prison. Nine years previously the young man had gone away for work, but he had come home for the holidays. At that time he asked the narrator's father for permission to marry. Soon after, the fiancé became involved in politics and was thrown in prison. While her fiancé awaited trial, the narrator was able to visit. During this time their daughter was born.

Her fiancé is sentenced to an island prison, and she usually gets one letter per month. After two years, the narrator and her fiancé's parents have saved enough money to make a journey to Cape Town and take a ferry to...

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