The Emigrants - Chapter 6, Suitable Chastisement Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6, Suitable Chastisement Summary

In Chapter 6 Robert decides to leave his work after he is flogged by his employer for accidentally breaking the wagon shaft. The shaft broke when he was passing through the gate on the wagon hitting the gate. Some time earlier he was hit in the ear, losing some hearing. Upon his return home, he complains about the mistreatment and his brother Karl decides to defend him. He goes to see Aron finding him pulling the bucket out of the cattle well. Karl grabs Aron by the throat warning to leave his family in peace.

Soon after Sheriff Lönnegren appears at Karl's house searching for Robert who has been reported by Aron. Robert manages to escape just in time. Sheriff demands that Karl tells him where Robert is but he refuses. He would find Robert if he remains in...

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