Possession: A Romance - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

A.S. Byatt
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Chapter 9 Summary

This chapter is an extract of a story by Christabel LaMotte called "The Threshold." It appears without comment.

An old woman sends a child off on a journey. She tells him not to deviate from the path and go forward resolutely. She says that the land is enchanted, and he will be tempted by many images. The child sets off but has a very difficult time finding his way. As darkness falls at the end of the day, he sees three standing stones, and three ladies appear from behind the stones. The three women are beautiful, one gold, one silver, and one almost gray or transparent. The third woman is not nearly as brilliant or shiny as the other two sisters, but the child chooses to go with her, as they always do in fairytales. She offers the child the Herb of Rest...

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