The Loney - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Andrew Michael Hurley
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Mummer woke Hanny and the narrator up early on Good Friday. The narrator looked out the window and saw Father Bernard propping a wooden crucifix against the gate. He said this cross is one of 14 that Mummer wanted Father Bernard to place around the property. Father Bernard leaned on the fence as he placed the cross in the ground and appeared tired.

Hanny reached into the cabinet for cornflakes, and Mummer reminded him they must fast until dark, after which they can only eat fish. Farther remarked that he had knocked down the secret door in the study and discovered a room behind it with a bed. He speculated the room may have been used to quarantine children with tuberculosis, as it had a barred window bricked over from the outside. He coughed loudly and said the dust had been irritating his throat.

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