Sweetland - Book II: Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Michael Crummey
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As autumn comes to a close, Sweetland gathers scrap wood and some tractor tires for a big bonfire on Guy Fawkes Night. In his mind, this is for Jesse. He makes an effigy of Guy Fawkes using old clothes left behind in some of the houses. It has been decades since anyone on the island burned an effigy for what island folk called Bonfire Night. Sweetland hadn't even known who Guy Fawkes was until Jesse looked it up on the Internet and told him. He doesn't now remember much of what Jesse told him.

It is rainy, but Sweetland doesn't want to disappoint Jesse. So when the rain lets up, he uses kerosene to light the bonfire. He bakes potatoes and drinks home-brewed beer. The huge fire is bigger than any bonfire Jesse ever experienced, and Sweetland shouts when the effigy catches...

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