Oscar and Lucinda - Chapters 11 - 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11: Oscar is a misfit in tiny Hennacombe. His seclusion in his father's house makes him a stranger in his own hometown. The Baptist boys make him eat dirt and sing songs his father prohibits him from singing. They cover his pale skin with mud. When he's not home, Oscar tries to change his voice to sound more like his friend Timmy Croucher. Despite being overly sheltered from the world by his father, Oscar would prefer his life was even more sheltered. The thought of leaving his safe home to live with the Anglicans terrifies him. However, God had spoken, and so on the second Sunday after Easter, Oscar slips out of the church and away from his father's life for good, with only a threepenny bit in his pocket. Nearly sixteen, he forces himself to place one clumsy foot after the other as he leaves the Plymouth Brethren behind...

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