A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell (a short story for intermediate level)

Part 7 (in English)

Words for you:

  • timid – shy (робкий)
  • take up her mind – make her busy (занять ее чем-либо)
  • patch – piece of cloth for making a patchwork quilt (лоскуток)
  • bent – moved (наклонилась, приблизилась)
  • wring (wrung) the neck– to break the neck (свернуть шею)
  • curiously even – surprisingly calm (на удивление ровным голосом)
  • absently – absent — mindedly (рассеянно)
2 thoughts on “A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell (a short story for intermediate level)
  1. I read to the end but didn’t understand why the man was strangled?

    • Tatiana says:

      You mean, why did she murder him? Looking around her kitchen, the women made their own investigation. In contrast to the men’s words that «nothing in the kitchen would point to any motive» they little by little found some evidence of their friend’s unhappiness: half done things, a bad stove, shabby clothes, rough sewing and the last straw — an empty broken cage. They thought that there must be a dead bird somewhere and when they found it they guessed right. Her husband had been murdering her slowly. But she didn’t want to be dead like her bird!

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