Witch Child - Settlement, pages 154-171 Summary & Analysis

Celia Rees
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Settlement, pages 154-171 Summary

When Jonah's foot blackens and he grows feverish, Tobias prepares to ride to Salem, but Mary rushes into the forest where she finds the Indian boy and tells him about Jonah's situation. He offers to ask his grandfather for help, promising to come soon. When Martha complains about a jaybird chattering, Mary opens the door and finds a basket of herbs, so she follows the bird's call to the Indian boy who recounts his grandfather's instructions, promising to return tomorrow to check on Jonah. Martha is displeased with Mary's woodland wandering and using the natives' remedies, but when Jonah's foot improves and his fever goes down, she praises the natives' Christianity despite being heathens; still, she warns Mary against talking to the natives as it could bring unwanted attention if she is seen. Jonah thinks Martha's fears are silly...

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