The Loney - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Andrew Michael Hurley
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The group explored the local church, which, due to its secluded location, survived destruction during the Reformation period. At the front of the church was a "Doom painting," that contained scenes of intense torture in Hell. The narrator said that the senseless violence depicted reminded him of a school playground, as it was “ruled by the logic of children” (110).

The group sat in the pews for the duration of the two-hour Mass, during which Hanny and Mr. Belderboss fell asleep. Mummer clutched her rosary and Miss Bunce wailed as the priest described the various punishments of Hell.

After the service, the group went to a fish shop, according to a tradition established by Father Wilfred. The group noticed Clement’s Land Rover pull into the parking lot. Parkinson and Collier exited and the group speculated that Clement either loaned or sold them the car...

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