March - Part One, Chapter Twelve: Red Moon Summary & Analysis

Geraldine Brooks
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Part One, Chapter Twelve: Red Moon Summary

The second harvest of cotton is ready. It has been a flawless year with gorgeous growth and no guerrilla attacks. Moods are high at Oak Landing, but it is clear through the narration that something ominous lurks around the corner. Still on the first page of the chapter, March says, "They came even before the first thin shard of the red moon had pierced the horizon" (Page 185). A jangling sound wakes March from his sleep and he knows immediately that something is terribly wrong. He scurries to his hidey-hole and slices open the bags of seed, camouflaging himself. He hears the rebel fighters searching his room: it is clear they are searching for March in particular. He lays silently in his hole, listening as the fighters beat Canning, shooting him in both legs, demanding to know where...

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