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Outer Banks Mysteries and Seaside Stories Chapter Summary & Analysis - 11. The Core Point Ghosts, & 13. The Legend of Mattamuskeet Lake Summary

Charles Harry Whedbee
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11. The Core Point Ghosts, & 13. The Legend of Mattamuskeet Lake Summary

In the area called Core Point, a respectable young lady is engaged to a young man, right before the Revolutionary War. When the war starts, the young man is killed in a battle, and the girl confesses to her parents that she is pregnant. The girl's parents cannot agree about what is to be done, and the entire town gets involved. Most people condemn her, and the girl is so ashamed that she is driven insane by the shunning. When the baby is born, she is overwhelmed by postpartum depression, and she murders her child, and gives the corpse to her father. The girl is sentenced to death, and she is hanged on the very tree that stands over her baby's grave. They say that on a full moon, people can...

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