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News of the World - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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The Captain is sitting on the Leonbergers’ sofa, holding a coffee and seed cake, while Johanna is crouching in the corner of the room “staring at all the things the white people collected and put inside their immovable houses” (187). Anna demands that the girl stand up, but she does not move. Wilhelm and Anna tell Captain Kidd how they found Johanna’s parents with their brains spilled out and “stuff[ed] in the grass” (188) and her sister hanging by one of her legs off a big tree. Wilhelm says that they will take the child in, and Anna notes that “the child must be corrected strong” (189) so that she can do work around the house. Again, Wilhelm asks the Captain if he has a receipt for the wagon. Again, the Captain says no.

The next day, the Captain intervenes when the villagers’ celebrations of...

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