The Heretic's Daughter: A Novel - August-October 1692 Summary & Analysis

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August-October 1692 Summary

Sarah regrets having cried out to her mother as she was led away from her cell to the hangman's noose because she realizes how much more difficult it must have made that courageous woman's last moments on earth. In the interminable boredom of the prison, Sarah sees a black, shiny face. She realizes this woman is Tituba, one of the first women to have been tried and convicted in Salem. She was taken from her home in the Caribbean to be a slave to Reverend Parris, who had beat her so hard to extract from her a confession of witchcraft that she walked thereafter with a crooked back. When she is released, she will be sold to another owner and disappear. Eight more women are sent to be hanged, but their cart gets stuck in the mud en route.

Then Sarah herself gets...

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