Pale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short Novels - Old Mortality, Part Three, 1912 Summary & Analysis

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Old Mortality, Part Three, 1912 Summary

An eighteen-year-old Miranda boards a train on its way to Texas, so she can attend the funeral of Uncle Gabriel. Miranda finds herself seated next to a grouchy old lady, and Miranda is horrified when the lady demands that Miranda stop sitting on the lady's hat. After more awkward interaction, they realize that the old lady is Miranda's cousin Eva, who taught her Latin as a child. Cousin Eva is also on her way to the funeral.

Eva has lived an interesting life. She starts talking to Miranda about her experiences, especially her ongoing fight to make it legal for women to vote. This has made her into a social pariah, and she has gone to jail three times for her efforts, but she tells Miranda that she would go as many times as she needs to...

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