Witch Child - The New World Summary & Analysis

Celia Rees
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The New World Summary

When the ship reaches the shore in June 1659, the passengers' elation turns to anxiety since their brethren who preceded them are not in Salem. Mary is homesick for the ship as they disembark, but she no longer belongs on board. The Elders learn from the Salem men that Reverend Johnson led his flock into the wilderness, so they plan to meet tomorrow to ask for God's guidance on the course they will take. Though Mary did not suffer seasickness, she feels nauseous as "we have arrived, but we are strangers in a strange land" (page 96). Mary explores the town with Rebekah and Tobias, noting the buildings are small, and the folk of Salem's faces show the history of work and hardship, informing them of how life will be in America. Jonah, Tobias, Martha, Mary and the Riverses lodge at the home of Widow...

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