Flight of the Sparrow – Week 3
Returning to the English is not as easy as Mary thought it would be. While she was enslaved to the Indians, she wondered where her husband was, where her children were, and whether she would ever see freedom again. One of the Praying Indians has taken an interest in her, and has shown her kindness and caring. She begins to yearn for his touch and berates herself for having unclean thoughts toward another man. With her return to her husband, she finds that he will not touch her, he considers her unclean. She has told him again and again that nothing happened and that she was not touched in anyway, but her declarations fall on deaf ears and rumors run rampant through their community. Will she be able to return to the confines of the Puritan community or will she return to the freedom of the Wilderness?