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The Kingdom of Matthias Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Downfall, Parts 1 through 4 Summary

Paul E. Johnson
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The Downfall, Parts 1 through 4 Summary and Analysis

Part 1: Isabella Van Wagenen and another member of the "Kingdom," the widow Catherine Galloway, talked about the unusual wedding. Catherine confessed that, in a vision confirmed by Matthias, Benjamin and Catherine were "match spirits" and destined to be wed. In that respect, Catherine obviously felt very sad and confused seeing the union of Benjamin to Isabella Laisdell. Catherine further confessed that she and Benjamin had had sex several times.

Isabella by this time had come to resent Ann, who had abandoned all household duties in her new title as "Mother," leaving them to Isabella.

Isabella Laisdell's cuckolded husband, Charles, heard of his wife's new wedding and went to Sing Sing to investigate. He was paid a sum of money by Elijah Pierson to abandon his former wife. Charles left, but not before telling the strange tale to anyone in...

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