The Midwife's Revolt - Chapters 31 – 34 Summary & Analysis

Jodi Daynard
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In Chapter 31, Eliza gives Elizabeth the portrait of Jeb, which cements their friendship. One day, Eliza offers information about John Watkins, a slave owned by Elizabeth's uncle, Robert Chase. John Watkins works in the ship yards, and Robert refuses to give him or sell him his freedom. Eliza has sent a letter about their son through friends. Elizabeth further condemns Mrs. Boylston for not responding to Elizabeth's letter announcing Johnny's birth. The next day, they learn that Mr. Boylston has died. Eliza goes to the funeral, leaving Johnny with Martha and Elizabeth.

On the appointed evening, Elizabeth joins neighbors, including Abigail, for dinner and meets a group of Frenchmen helping the American war effort. Elizabeth carefully tastes all her food before eating outright, hoping she could notice the taste of poison if she is careful. She has come to realize that her own life...

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