The Wanting Seed - Part Three, Chapters Five through Eleven Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Five begins with descriptions of an outbreak of killings around Great Britain, after which the victims and cooked and eaten. The most amazing story is that on an island, a community reportedly gorged on human flesh and then engaged in a heterosexual orgy. The next morning, an edible root was seen sprouting from the earth. In Chapter Six, the pet pig at the house of Mavis and Shonny is dying of a disease, even as Beatrice-Joanna delivers a boy, followed shortly by another boy. In Chapter Seven, the Blessed Ambrose Bayley is released from prison, much weakened, while Tristram protests that he should be the one getting out of jail, and begs for food. He tries to attack the warder, but is beaten up. In Chapter Eight, a priest named Father Shackel comes to the house of Mavis and Shonny after being released from prison. He says all the...

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