The Secret River - Part Six: The Secret River p. 275-299 Summary & Analysis

Kate Grenville
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About a week after the proclamation Thornhill stopped on impulse at Darkey Creek. There was nothing moving at the blacks’ camp. Then Thornhill looked inside one of the humpies and saw a black man and woman. They were both dead. There were more bodies when he began looking. He heard groaning and found a boy who was still alive. Thornhill brought the boy a cup of water but he couldn’t keep it down. He knew the people had been poisoned. He got back in his boat and went away. He believed it was Sagitty who had poisoned the people.

The next morning Dick came running to tell his father the blacks were picking their corn. He got his gun. He grabbed one woman and tried to pull her away. Another hit him in the head with a...

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