The Orchard Keeper - Pages 51 - 73 Summary & Analysis

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Six years later, the old man that was in the woods when Sylder was burying the corpse is in an orchard which had evidently been abandoned or otherwise gone to ruin some time ago. He is sitting in a peach tree eating what fruit that he can find. When he is done eating, he gets down and starts heading back to his home. He passes by the pit where Sylder buried the corpse and recalls how he discovered it. He happened across two children who looked terrified. He tried to get them to say what was wrong, but they were mute. They led him to the pit where he discovered the foul, decaying corpse. He tried to find the children again, but they were gone. He came back a few days later and covered the corpse up with a cedar tree.

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