The Ball and the Cross - Chapter 9: The Strange Lady Summary & Analysis

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MacIan and Turnbull decide to stop for the night in a particularly quiet part of the countryside. As the two settle down, MacIan brings up the fact that every time they have attempted to fight one another, they have been interrupted. He says to Turnbull that they should fight now, and if they are interrupted once more then he will take it as a sign from God that they should set aside their differences. Turnbull agrees to fight.

Just as their duel begins, they are once again interrupted by a distant screaming sound. MacIan believes it is the voice of God, but Turnbull, knowing better, recognizes the sound as the voice of a screaming woman. The men rush toward the source of the cries to find two motor cars in the road, one overturned. Standing beside the cars and arguing are...

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