The Magician's Lie - Chapters 7 – 12 Summary & Analysis

Greer Macallister
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Chapter 7, “Flight of the Favorite”, was set in 1894-1895. Arden recalled catching Ray torturing one of the horses on the farm by driving a nail into its hoof, in the belief that he would be able to heal it. Arden heard that a number of the neighbors’ dogs had gone missing and she suspected that Ray was responsible. Arden tried to tell her mother about what happened with Ray when they were at Biltmore, but her mother told her to pretend that it hadn’t happened because their family was dependent on Ray’s family for their livelihood. Arden decided to run away. Before she left she freed the horse that Ray had tortured.

Chapter 8 takes place at half past one in the morning in Janesville, 1905. While interrogating Arden, Holt guesses that she has stabbed someone before and that she didn’t like it...

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