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"The Son of His Mother" is a short story by Lucy Maud Montgomery published in Further Chronicles of Avonlea in 1920.

DescriptionEdit

After being forbidden by his mother to court Damaris Garland, Chester Carewe grows reckless and heads out to sea during a storm. When Joe Raymond's boat is found washed up on the Blue Point shore without sign of Chester or Joe, Thyra Carewe assumes the worst and seeks redemption for her overbearing nature.

PlotEdit

Read: Further Chronicles of Avonlea (Chapter 10: The Son of His Mother)

AppearancesEdit

Main characters

  • Thyra Carewe
  • Chester Carewe
  • Damaris Garland
  • Carl White
  • Cynthia White

Minor characters

  • Abel Blair
  • Martha Blair (mentioned only)
  • May Blair (mentioned only)
  • Tom Blair (mentioned only)
  • Luke Carewe (mentioned only)
  • Mrs. Garland (mentioned only)
  • Uncle Horatio (mentioned only)
  • Mrs. Lincoln (mentioned only)
  • Mike McCready (mentioned only)
  • Joe Raymond (mentioned only)
  • August Vorst
  • Jeanette White
  • Chester's dog

Places

  • Atlantic Ocean (mentioned only)
  • Avonlea
  • Avonlea harbour (mentioned only)
  • Avonlea Post Office (mentioned only)
  • Blue Point (mentioned only)
  • Carewe house
  • Magdalen Islands (mentioned only)
  • Quebec (mentioned only)
  • Tom Blair's house (mentioned only)

Miscellaneous

  • Nora Lee boat (mentioned only)

Behind the scenesEdit

See alsoEdit

Short story collections
Chronicles of Avonlea
"The Hurrying of Ludovic" (read) · "Old Lady Lloyd" (read) · "Each in His Own Tongue" (read)
"Little Joscelyn" (read) · "The Winning of Lucinda" (read) · "Old Man Shaw's Girl" (read)
"Aunt Olivia's Beau" (read) · "The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's" (read) · "Pa Sloane's Purchase" (read)
"The Courting of Prissy Strong" (read) · "The Miracle at Carmody" (read) · "The End of a Quarrel" (read)
Further Chronicles of Avonlea
"Aunt Cynthia's Persian Cat" (read) · "The Materializing of Cecil" (read) · "Her Father's Daughter" (read)
"Jane's Baby" (read) · "The Dream-Child" (read) · "The Brother Who Failed" (read) · "The Return of Hester" (read)
"The Little Brown Book of Miss Emily" (read) · "Sara's Way" (read) · "The Son of His Mother" (read)
"The Education of Betty" (read) · "In Her Selfless Mood" (read) · "The Conscience Case of David Bell" (read)
"Only a Common Fellow" (read) · "Tannis of the Flats" (read)
The Road to Yesterday
"An Afternoon with Mr. Jenkins" · "Retribution" · "The Twins Pretend" · "Fancy's Fool"
"A Dream Comes True" · "Penelope Struts Her Theories" · "The Reconciliation"
"The Cheated Child" · "Fool's Errand" · "The Pot and the Kettle" · "Here Comes the Bride"
"Brother Beware" · "The Road to Yesterday" · "A Commonplace Woman"
The Blythes Are Quoted

"Some Fools and a Saint" · "Twilight at Ingleside" (vignette) · "An Afternoon with Mr. Jenkins"
"The Second Evening" (vignette) · "Retribution" · "The Third Evening" (vignette) · "The Twins Pretend"
"The Fourth Evening" (vignette) · "Fancy's Fool" · "The Fifth Evening" (vignette) · "A Dream Comes True"
"The Sixth Evening" (vignette) · "Penelope Struts Her Theories" · "The Seventh Evening" (vignette)
"The Reconciliation" · "The Cheated Child" · "Fool's Errand" · "The Pot and the Kettle"

"Another Ingleside Twilight" (vignette) · "Brother Beware" · "The Second Evening" (vignette)
"Here Comes the Bride" · "The Third Evening" (vignette) · "A Commonplace Woman"
"The Fourth Evening" (vignette) · "The Road to Yesterday" · "Au Revoir" (vignette)

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