Year of Wonders - So Soon to be Dust Summary & Analysis

Geraldine Brooks
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So Soon to be Dust Summary

Maggie, the Bradford Cook, and Brand return covered in rotten fruit. Mompellion carries the almost unconscious Maggie into the cottage of Jakob Merrill, a villager who had found Maggie and Brand on the road. They were recognized as coming from the plague village and were pelted with fruit and then stones. Maggie collapsed and Brand got her into a barrow and hauled her back. Mompellion tells him he did well not to desert Maggie, and that he is the hero of the plague, which will make heroes of them all whether or not they ask for this.

Brand will stay with Jakob's children and Maggie move to Anna's cottage. Anna searches for a horse and cart for Maggie's transport and encounters her drunk father. They get into an altercation, and he asks the men to bring some "branks," an...

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