The Midwife's Apprentice - Chapter 7, The Devil Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7, The Devil Summary

Things continue in the village as they have been, with Alyce working hard for very little and being taunted by most of the villagers.

A two-headed calf is born one day to Roger Mustard's cow, scaring the villagers. Because Alyce is not afraid of the dark, and has little value to the villagers, it is left to her to deliver messages and do errands after dark. This does not bother Alyce, since it gives her time to learn wood-working from Gilbert Gray-Head, as well as to learn about sin from the priest.

One morning, strange tracks are found in the village and Thomas At-the-Bridge is called because he knows animal tracks. Thomas is unable to identify what has made them. The tracks are followed at one point to the miller's door, where the miller is found stealing grain from...

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