Witch Child - Settlement, pages 172-189 Summary & Analysis

Celia Rees
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Settlement, pages 172-189 Summary

In late October 1659, Mary longs to escape, but she promised Martha she would not go beyond the settlement boundaries, plus there is still much to do to make their homes comfortable. The days grow shorter, and Mary has not seen Jaybird for weeks. In November, Mary visits the forest for fear it will be her last excursion before the snow comes, convincing herself that Martha's prohibition no longer holds since she now lives with the Riverses. Jaybird joins her and, telling her that his grandfather wants to see her, leads her into the forest, up a cliff and through the caves behind the waterfall. His grandfather, White Eagle, greets Mary as mahigan shkiizhig which Jaybird explains means Eyes of a Wolf which is his grandfather's name for Mary since she reminds him of a young she-wolf he once knew...

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