Year of Wonders - Deliverance Summary & Analysis

Geraldine Brooks
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Deliverance Summary

Two weeks after the great burning, there seems to be a considerable slow down in new plague cases. Elinor and Mompellion argue about when to allow the living to leave the village as the plague appears over. Mompellion is reluctant, even thought the villagers have suffered terribly, he doesn't want to be premature. On the second Sunday in August, with no new cases reported, Mompellion is ready to make the proclamation at the Delf. When Mompellion asks to give thanks, a manic voice screeches, "For what?" It is Aphra, brandishing a miner's knife and carrying the rotting remains of her daughter. Michael catches hold of her, and he and Elinor try to comfort her. When Faith's corpse breaks in her arms, Aphra lashes out in anger, slitting Elinor's throat and taking her own life. Anna notices that she scoops up her daughter's remains and kisses them with...

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