Chapters 16, 17, and 18 of Elizabeth Janet Gray's novel Adam of the Road depict several major events in the life of main character Adam Quartermayne, and he makes some critical decisions that help to solidify who he is as a person and what he wants to do in his life.
In chapter 16, Adam, who is in Winchester, climbs up a wall to watch the miracle play The Fall of Adam. He is fascinated by the characters (especially the demons) and the action on stage. He watches intently as the story of the temptation of Adam and Eve unfolds before him, and hardly even realizing what he is doing, he edges forward, closer and closer to the edge of the wall. Then, at the very climax of the play, caught up in the spectacle before him, Adam falls off the wall.
Chapter 17 picks up with Adam lying in bed, dizzy and with a sore head. He doesn't know where he is or who has taken care of him. Soon a man and woman enter his room. They are Dame Prudence and Master Walter, the parish vicar, who picked him up after his...
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