Mrs Scott wakes up and eats something. She is reminded by Mrs Macleod of what happened when she went to see the minister.
What is her mood when she awakens?
- “…she leaned back on the pillow, completely relaxed…
- “She felt it was dangerous to think too much at this time…”
What is Mrs Macleod’s mood?
- “…brisker, more alert than she remembered…”
The minister: with Mrs Macleod’s help she remembers what happened and learns about Donald Macleod’s reaction when the minister came to see her.
What is Donald Macleod’s attitude to the minister?
- He is disdainful (doesn’t like him). “whatever cloth is”/ “if you try to come into my house I’ll do you bodily harm”/ “I’ve wanted to do that for a long time”
What is his wife’s attitude?
- She is more timid (shy). “I was very nervous myself.”
How have Mrs Scott’s views changed?
- She is confused. She doesn’t know what to make of Donald and the minister. Her beliefs have been changed.
She nearly faints and feels like a boat tossed on the waves. What does this image suggest?
- It suggests that her feelings are not stable, and that she is in turmoil about them. Her feelings are strong, powerful and deep.
What is suggested by “the sea steadied”?
- Finally, her feelings reach a kind of calm.