What's Bred in the Bone - Part 2 (Pages 87-100) Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 (Pages 87-100) Summary

When the war shows signs of lasting longer than anticipated, Chegwidden Lodge is closed up, and Francis is sent to live with his grandparents and Aunt Mary-Ben at St. Kilda. Bella-Mae is left at the lodge as a caretaker. In his new home, Francis is given clothes that are more like what the other children wear. He eats his meals with the adults, and he learns to speak French. Aunt Mary-Ben takes over his primary care, which includes spiritual instruction. An oleograph of Mary is put up in his room, and Francis likes it because it reminds him of his mother.

The move to St. Kilda also means that Francis has to change schools. The new school is awful. Francis has to endure more teasing because of his name, and he is routinely beaten up because he is small...

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