The Heretic's Daughter: A Novel - January 1692-May 1692 Summary & Analysis

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January 1692-May 1692 Summary

Word of an Indian attack on colonists shocks settlers; Hanna pulls over a pot of boiling soup and burns herself; Sarah asks her mother what she is furtively writing in a red book. Martha replies it is only the counting book, but Sarah doesn't believe her—especially when her mother demands an oath that she will never mention the book. When Sarah asks why she hasn't seen her beloved cousin Margaret, her mother explains the bitterness between her and Uncle Roger over ownership of Grandmother's house. "Your grandmother came to know the worth of your father over a man who calls himself a healer and a man of God but spends his days with a cup in one hand and a bawd in the other," her mother says. Fascinated with her mother's scribblings, Sarah asks her mother to teach her...

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