The River Between Us - Part 2, The House Astride the Devil's Backbone, 1861 - Section 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, The House Astride the Devil's Backbone, 1861 - Section 5 Summary

Chapter 10 - The difficult train journey to Cairo is made easier for Delphine and Tilly by the gentlemanly assistance of a pair of soldiers, who give them their seats. Conversation during the journey reveals to Tilly that Delphine is fifteen, only a few months younger than she is. Delphine also hints that she doesn't define marriage the way other people do. When Delphine and Tilly arrive in Cairo, they are met by Dr. Hutchings, who first takes them to where they are to stay (the summer kitchen of a large home owned by a widow) and then to the military camp, Camp Defiance. The first thing they see is a young man about Noah's age tied to a wagon with a sign around his neck labeling him...

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