The Midwife's Apprentice - Chapter 8, The Twins Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8, The Twins Summary

Alyce spends a day gathering apples and heads back to the cottage only to hear noises that frighten her coming from a gully on the side of the road. Though afraid, she goes closer and discovers that Will is in the gully with his cow, Tansy. Will asks for Alyce's help, since Tansy is about to give birth. Alyce is reluctant, unsure of how to be a midwife to a cow, but Will promises to show her.

Alyce listens as Will tells her to sing to the cow, and when the girl says that she does not know how to sing, he tells her to croon. Alyce does as she is asked, patting the cow and whispering kind words like Will does. The day passes and evening comes, but before too long not one, but two calves are born...

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