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The Green Children
Katie Mau Katie Jul 04, 2011 02:09PM
Am I missing something? Or is the section labeled "The Green Children" completely irrevelant to the rest of the story?



I agree with Wonderwoman. The father is imagining what might have happened to Celia.

By the way, this chapter is based on an actual folktale which is actually a historical account. I.e. the historians of the time believed that it had actually happened! So, if it HAD happened, if children had appeared out of nowhere, why couldn't it have been his daughter?

Wikipedia: Green children of Woolpit


Ok! I reread the chapter.

It's one of those stories where the father is imagining what may have happened to Celia, like the others. I know it seems far-fetched and out of place but he was writer so his imagination was going to produce some pretty colorful fantasies.


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