What Did We Learn in Chapter 1?
Okay, let's quickly recap what we've learned so far.
Landsfall is the name of the Aiken family plantation.
The plantation is located about five miles from the town of Savannah, Georgia.
The story takes place in 1876, six years after the end of the U.S. Civil War.
In this alternative version of history, dead soldiers from the Civil War have risen up from their graves. That's right, they're zombies. These zombies are known as "shamblers" or the "undead."
, the 17-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aiken, is a "debutante", which means that she is officially eligible for marriage.
Louisa likes a fellow called
Hayes must like Louisa too, because he's asked her father for permission to "court" Louisa. That means he wants to date her.
Mrs. Aiken has been playing match-maker for her daughter. Could this be the reason why Mrs. Aiken asked Louisa to accompany her to town?
"Negro patrols" are supposed to keep the zombies off the roads, but they're not doing a very good job of it.
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