The Midwife's Revolt - Chapters 7 – 13 Summary & Analysis

Jodi Daynard
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In Chapter 7, a servant arrives from Susanna Brown's home, saying she is in labor at Grape Island. Elizabeth goes with the boy by horseback and then by boat. Susanna had been there to see her husband, who was involved with the fighting nearby. The delivery is difficult, but Elizabeth delivers a healthy baby girl. Elizabeth is overcome by emotion at the child, knowing she may never have one of her own. Elizabeth and Susanne forge a connection and return to their respective homes the following day. Elizabeth finds that she feels less lonely than she had before.

In Chapter 8, Elizabeth joins Colonel Quincy and his wife, Ann, for dinner the next day and discovers they have heard about the “witchery” Elizabeth performed during Susanna's difficult birth. (49). Elizabeth meets Richard and Mary Cranch who are “ardent patriots” while Elizabeth's own father had been “a loyal...

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