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The Last Letter Home Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2, Chapter XIII and XIV Summary

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Part 2, Chapter XIII and XIV Summary

In Chapter XIII: Every White Man Must Die, Karl worries about Kristina while shocking wheat in his field on Wednesday, August 20, since she is sick in bed with abdominal pain and bleeding, which signals another miscarriage. He sends Johan to Stillwater to fetch Dr. Farnley or Miss Skalrud, a Norwegian midwife. Karl thinks only of the doctor's warning as he works until Petrus Olausson runs up to warn Karl that the Sioux are uprising; Indians have been murdering settlers. As Olausson rushes off to warn others, Karl cannot imagine leaving everything he owns, and he cannot leave with Kristina sick in bed. When Karl enters their bedroom, Kristina assures him she will get well, though she lies motionless and is sad about losing the baby. Wondering why the church bell is ringing in the middle of the week, she...

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