The Emigrants - Chapter 2, The Farmhand Who Drowned In The Mill Bbrook Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2, The Farmhand Who Drowned In The Mill Bbrook Summary

In Chapter 2, Karl's brother Robert has his first experiences in employment working at first as a herd boy and then as a farmhand in Nybacken. His sister works as a maid. His knowledge is based on two books he receives. They are the History of Nature at school and a Bible from his parents. He is then sent to work for Aron in Nybacken. Robert resents working for other people so much that he considers killing himself on the way. At the stream, where he stops, he loses his shoe. He decides to simulate his suicide by throwing out his jacket into the stream. He then joins Jonas Petter of Hasteback on his ride to the mill, where they find other farmers. They eat, drink, and share...

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