The Scarlet Letter

Why does the jailer call a doctor?

chapter four the interview

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Hester is agitated and Pearl is upset and crying. The jailer calls a doctor to see if he can calm the two of them.

"As night approached, it proving impossible to quell her insubordination by rebuke or threats of punishment, Master Brackett, the jailer, thought fit to introduce a physician."


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