What is happening at the Lyte house? Who’s going to London and who’s staying? From chapters 11-12
Answers 1Add Yours
The Lytes are fleeing Boston for London, under special permission from General Gage. Lavinia has received permission from Mrs. Lapham to take Isannah with her. Cilla objects strenuously to this, so Lavinia asks Isannah which of the older women she loves more. When the little girl says nothing, Lavinia tempts her with promises of fine clothing and a carriage. She adds that she will set Isannah up in an acting career––a job Lavinia always wanted herself, but couldn’t pursue because of her high social rank. Lavinia sends Cilla and Isannah off to have a moment alone together before leaving for England.