The Kitchen House - Chapters 21-28 Summary & Analysis

Kathleen Grissom
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Chapter 21

The captain and Mrs. Pyke return. However, Campbell is not with them and Lavinia later learns that Campbell died of starvation after Dory died. Lavinia is devastated by the loss of the baby. The captain, who is still recovering from yellow fever, remains bedridden for a long time. Fanny becomes his favorite nurse. Lavinia begins visiting Mrs. Pyke with Sukey. Mrs. Pyke, who has once again become mentally unstable, finds comfort in having the baby around. Rankin begins to take advantage of the illness of both the captain and Mrs. Pyke by stealing food meant for the servants to sell on the black market. When Jimmy steals some meat from the smokehouse, Rankin beats him to death before the captain can stop him. However, this does lead to the captain firing Rankin. In his place, the captain makes a deal with Will...

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