The Secret River - Mr. Thornhill’s Villa Summary & Analysis

Kate Grenville
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Ten years after the ambush the settlers have had no more trouble from the blacks. Thornhill had increased his property by taking over what had once belonged to Sagitty. He continued his trade by water and had a second boat built for his son, Willie, to captain. The Thornhills are considered something of royalty in the stone house that they had built on their property. Even though Sal and Thornhill had built to house to the specifications of their dreams, it didn’t seem to fit together quite right with the front door too wide and the steps too small. The house was built on the spot where the natives had drawn the picture of Thornhill’s boat the Hope.

They knew they were not going to return to London even though Sal sometimes still talked about going home. For the...

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