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Mary does not want to walk for two days to escape. You have to wonder if Mary would walk 30 minutes to escape or if that would be too far as well.

Mary is made to carry corn strapped to her head, a big bag of corn strapped to her forehead. The strap is so tight it makes burn marks. When she complains Weetamoo slaps her in the face.

They keep marching. When one prisoner can't keep up, they strip off her clothing, sing and dance around her, then bash her brains in with a club.

Mary has a lesbo moment with Weetamoo's maid Alawa. Alawa slowly braids Mary's hair. "The motion is almost like a caress. it is deeply soothing. Mary feels contented and womanly for the first time in weeks."

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Would you believe this is the closest thing to a sex scene in the entire book?

Mary isn't fed very much so when the Indians aren't looking she eats squirrel eyeballs and squirrel intestines from the stewpot. Mary learns that Weetamoo is in charge of the tribe. Mary finds it hard to believe a woman is in charge of an Indian tribe, but that is what this goofy work of fiction wants you to believe.

One night the Indians are dancing, and Mary finds that she starts dancing too. She starts to like it, everything--the slavery, the being slapped in the face, the cold, the starvation, the eating of squirrel eyes, all of it.

One night Mary tries to go inside of Weetamoo's tent, but Weetamoo tells her to get the F out. James pulls a knife and says he will stab her white ass if she doesn't get the F out right now. Mary leaves. Later, she decides that James was only being kind to her. Mary thinks that everything James does is kind for her. If James urinated into Mary's open mouth, she would thank him for the lemonade.

Later, James tells Mary that Indians do not rape their captives. Indians are civilized! In fact, Weetamoo, the fictional female head of this tribe, has been protecting Mary from being boned.

No, Indians never, ever raped women! If you ever heard otherwise, you must have been reading non-fiction.

So this 17th century Indian tribe has basically become a race of space aliens, who bear little resemblance to real Indians of the time, because they don't rape women captives, and women are in charge of the tribe. They are feminist American Indians. Like I said--space aliens.

Mary finds her slavery invigorating. She has complete freedom to wander among the Indian encampment! She feels very free in her slavery.

Unfortunately there is not enough food, and Mary is forced to eat bugs and worms.

Mary is brought before a great Indian chief named Philip who wants to ransom Mary back to the British. He asks Mary how much she is worth and Mary names a high price, 20 British pounds. Everyone is surprised she names such a high price. Mary named a high price because she doesn't want to go home.

She likes being a slave.

She likes eating bugs.

She has a girl hard-on for James. Mary tells James that she wants him to put his tomahawk in her teepee. But James says no. Indians not only do not rape, they do not accept invitations for sex. Indians are like monks and nuns, they don't have sex, not in this book anyway.

Finally Mary is sold back to the British and taken home by a guy named Squire Hoar whose name sounds like Square Whore.

When Mary is returned to her minister husband Joseph, she assures him that the Indians didn't bone her, because these are space alien Indians who don't rape their women captives.

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