When the home guard are trying to force the Swanger boys out of hiding by crushing Sally Swanger's fingers in the fence, it appears to be only her fingertips that they've trapped. Yet when Ruby and Ada come to help her (a couple of scenes later), as they pull the fence up, the majority of her fingers come out from the fence. See more...
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|Original entry||Inman is hospitalized in late summer of 1864 and receives a letter that Ada had written the previous winter (1863). When Ruby arrives at Ada's house in the fall of 1864, Ada has been alone for a full year. Although she does no work, cannot cook or chop wood, and does not tend the garden or livestock, she has managed to survive. She could not have survived that winter without heat and food. When Ruby arrives after the farm has been neglected a full year, the garden has remnants of some crops, and the livestock and chickens are still around. In fact, the cows need milking. All livestock would have been dead or gone, and the farm would have been totally overgrown with weeds. Although it is late summer and too late for any planting, they put in a "winter" garden of greens and onions, which they could not possibly plant, grow, and harvest before the early winter of the mountains. [What makes you think that Ada was alone at Black Cove for an entire year? Rev. Monroe died in about May 1864, and Ruby joins Ada in about August 1864, or so says the book. Also, a winter garden is just what it says it is. Some crops can survive into the cold months.]|