Riders to the Sea - Riders to the Sea: Scene: Pages 14 - 15 Summary & Analysis

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Cathleen tells Maurya that they've received bits of clothing that belonged to Michael from the north. Nora watches as men approach carrying something that drips water between them. One of the women who approached first confirms Cathleen's suspicions that Bartley's body is coming and asks how he drowned. The gray pony had knocked him off his horse and into the white surf of the sea.

Maurya goes to Bartley's body, kneeling by the head of the table while the girls gather around the other end. Maurya speaks aloud softly, saying the sea will no longer have a hold on her; or have her going to get Holy Water after Samhain. Now, she'll no longer care which way the winds run. She sprinkles holy water on Bartley and on Michael's clothing, telling Bartley that she'd prayed for him. Now...

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