“This woman had been despised, scoffed at, and angrily denounced by nearly every man, woman, and child in the village;” — Which woman is referred to here? How did she die?
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The woman in the above extract is an unnamed female character, the mother of the three children John, Kate and Maggie in T. S. Arthur’s short story “An Angel in Disguise”.
The mother had fallen upon the threshold of her own door in a drunken fit, and died.
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