The Question and Answer section for The Outcasts of Poker Flat is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
If the outcasts returned, they'd likely face death at the hands of the committee. I'd like to believe the townpeople would welcome them, and possibly help them to build new lives.... but I doubt the would be the outcome.
The town of Poker Flats had gone through a virtuous streak. They decided to rid themselves of "improper persons. They rounded up the usual suspects deemed improper. Mr. Oakhurst had won quite a bit of money from the townspeople, so getting rid of...
She wants her rations given to the bride to be so that she will have a better chance of surviving.