The Witching Hour: A Novel - Part Two: The Mayfair Witches, Chapters 17-21 Summary & Analysis

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Part Two: The Mayfair Witches, Chapters 17-21 Summary

Chapter 17 is a narrative abstract of the materials collected on the Mayfairs between 1689 and 1900, which Aaron compiles when he becomes involved in studying the Mayfair family with the Talamasca. This narrative provides extensive characterization for the generations of Mayfairs that continue throughout the years. The Mayfairs in Saint-Domingue were powerful, with more rumors of supernatural accidents and wealth, as well as incestuous relationships producing the next heir of the legacy. Marie Claudette Mayfair escaped from the island with all of her family and most of their possessions several days before the slave uprising. She purchased the plantation at Riverbend, where most of the extended family lived until Katherine Mayfair married Darcy Monahan, and they built the house at First Street. Michael stops reading for the night. He and Aaron discuss the...

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