I Heard the Owl Call My Name - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

In Chapter 3, the reader meets several of the native residents of Kingcome and hears their views on the coming of the new vicar. Chief Eddy defers expressing his opinion of Mark until T.P. Wallace, the elder and orator of the tribe, gives his impression. Both have positive impressions of Mark's willingness to respect their traditions. Mrs. Hudson, the matriarch, is pleased because she believes a new vicar will mean visits from the bishop, more entertaining for her and increased respect from the younger village women. Marta Stephens is knitting a toque to keep the vicar's head warm, a practical and welcoming gesture typical of her gentle nature. Readers are introduced to Peter, the carver that sleeps in the burial ground; Sam, the poorest of the tribe; his daughter Ellie; and Keetah, Mrs. Hudson's single granddaughter. Each has his or her own vision of what the vicar's...

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