The Midwife's Revolt - Chapters 35 – 40 Summary & Analysis

Jodi Daynard
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In Chapter 35, Elizabeth arrives home to find the house in disarray. It is obvious the culprits were not thieves, but they meant to wreak as much destruction as possible. Her medical herbs are poured from their containers in a pile, making them useless. One of the items missing is the bottle of belladonna. Martha and Eliza were home at the time. They locked themselves in the bedroom and are unharmed. Elizabeth immediately assumes the raid was retaliation for her recent activities. Martha believes someone might have been sending a message to Thomas.

When Elizabeth mentions Thomas's name, the other women immediately realize her feelings for him and Martha makes her promise that she will not see Thomas until after the war. Elizabeth says she does not even need to make that promise. The culprits killed chickens and the women butcher them for a meal...

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