Witch Child - Testimony & Afterword Summary & Analysis

Celia Rees
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Testimony & Afterword Summary

Testimony is written by Martha who feels beholden to finish Mary's story. Mary has no choice but to flee as they come straight from the meeting house. The Riverses do their best to provide Mary with food and clothing since she heads to the wilderness. When Reverend Johnson, Elias Cornwell, Nathaniel Clench and the constables arrive, John and Tobias stand ready with musket and sword, but Sarah forbids them from fighting, telling the men that Mary has been and gone. As the Riverses are well-respected, Nathaniel Clench would leave, but Reverend Johnson insists upon searching both houses; however, Martha refuses them entrance to the birthing room especially as the stranger accompanying them is sick and could infect the baby. The men flinch at Rebekah's screams, but they leave, promising to be back. Tobias stands guard until 1 A.M. when the baby...

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