Year of Wonders - Sign of a Witch Summary & Analysis

Geraldine Brooks
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Sign of a Witch Summary

Jamie is also struck by the plague. Anna spends her time trying new treatments. Elinor is by her side much of the time, and Anys also helps. Jamie suffers for five long days before dying. The days that follow are a blur as more villagers succumb to the plague. Anna goes back to work but spends any spare time at the church cemetery.

One day, Anna hears a drunken group of people and sees Mem Gowdie on the ground, hands bound, being beaten and accused of causing the plague. Anna pleads with them to stop, but the group ignores her. They drag Mem to the mine water to see if she sinks or swims, the test for a witch. Anna is pushed knocked unconscious when she tries to intervene. When Anna comes to, Mary Hadfield is screaming that Mem is drowning...

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