The Mound Builders - Act 1 Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1 Part 2 Summary

August moves from his office into the house, Cynthia and Kirsten come downstairs, and Chad, Jean, and Dan arrive. As their gear is brought in, various conversations reveal that there is a group of female archeological students camping nearby, that work conditions are good, and that August's sister has had a breakdown, is arriving at the nearby airport later that afternoon, and staying for the summer. We learn that Jean is pregnant, that Chad is the owner of the house and is willing to accommodate whatever his guests want, and that the house is threatened by the expansion of the lake.

For a moment, August goes back into his office, dictates more of his tape to Dianne, and shows more slides. These are pictures of townspeople gathered to watch the dig, the students, pictures of Cynthia whom August refers to as an ex-relation, of Kirsten...

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