Study Guide

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party Part 3, Chapter 11

By M.T. Anderson

Part 3, Chapter 11

  • Even though it's only four days later (May 25, 1775), Goring writes another letter to his sister and, this time also to his mother.
  • He tells them that other companies are joining them, and his company will be in charge of finding food and supplies.
  • He doesn't have much else to say except that he loves them and will always love them.
  • He also can't believe that just three months ago, he was sitting around the cooperage with Mr. Porringer discussing old stories and battles about damsels, Jerusalem, Jericho and the like.
  • Now they're waiting for battle and the men will know soon what it feels like to be ripped apart.
  • He can't help thinking of Shun and his mother and their fireside.

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