The Loney - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Andrew Michael Hurley
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Mummer was very angry at the boys because they were late returning. The narrator was also upset that Else kissed Hanny, as he believed he could leverage the story of the kiss to gain popularity with his classmates.

Heading to the church, the group saw butterflies in the field and decided they were a sign from God that the pilgrimage would be successful. As they drove, the narrator contemplated the suffering in the world and how Mummer and Father Wilfred believed suffering was a gift from God that allowed humans to see their imperfections. He recalled that Father Wilfred would test McCullough about the lives of the saints and cut his hand with a ruler if he failed to answer. Father Wifred berated McCullough for being late and forced him to look up passages in the Bible, claiming he was a liar and must...

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