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Silence - Chapter Four Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Four Summary

The villagers are able to quickly hide their religious possessions and put off the officials with nonchalant answers to the questioning. Neither Garrpe nor Rodrigues is discovered and Rodrigues is able to return to his mountainside hut in safety. However, the incident raises suspicion among the villagers about how the officials could have known that something was happening in Tomogi.

On June 5th Rodrigues senses that something strange is happening in the village below. The two priests sneak out of their hut and hide in a brush patch overlooking Tomogi. They soon realize that the officials have returned and the priests hurry back to hide in their hut. After a long period of silence the two men once again venture out and learn what happened from Mokichi and Kichijiro. The guards demanded that the peasants admit to the Christian faith or a hostage would be...

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