Our Own Country: A Novel - Part 1: Chapters 5 – 9 Summary & Analysis

Jodi Daynard
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In Chapter 5, Eliza says she became more noticed because George was calling on her. Five days after their first visit, men board a ship in the Boston harbor and dump the cargo of tea. Jeb returns from a few days in the city and announces he was in the group that dumped the tea. Mr. Boylston is furious. He pledges to protect Jeb in order to avoid the social scandal, but declares that Jeb is “no son of mine” from this point (48).

George continues to call and Eliza finds she is excited at the prospect of a visit, but disappointed with George himself. He grows angry when Eliza beats him at chess and she is careful to let him win after that. The British government closes the harbor and Mr. Boylston continues to support the British, saying the rebels have caused this reaction...

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