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Year of Wonders Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Body of the Mine Summary

Geraldine Brooks
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The Body of the Mine Summary

For nine days, Anna is so sore it is difficult to do the simplest tasks. One morning she sees her father who thanks Anna for helping him get the grave digging job. Anna has heard gossip that he has been demanding an unfair share of household goods from the sick and weak and is careless about contagion. Anna chides her father for thieving, but he makes no reply. On Sundays, the villagers meet at Cucklett Delf, with families standing at least three yards from each other to avoid infection. Anna's father never comes. Anna goes with Mompellion, who tries to reason with her father to change his ways, but he is drunk and the words are wasted.

Anna's father commits an act so vile, the villagers rise to action. A young man, Christopher Unwin, is the last survivor in...

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