What are the three events that the author writes about in the prologue of Tuck Everlasting?

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The prologue of Tuck Everlasting begins with three events, seemingly unrelated. The author states the events will connect somehow, creating a sense of foreshadowing:

One day at that time, not so very long ago, three things happened and at first there appeared to be no connection between them.

Mae Tuck sets out on her horse to meet her two sons, Miles and Jesse, at the wood on the edge of the village of Treegap. She meets her sons there every ten years.

Winnie Foster is growing tired of her family being so overprotective of her. She is considering running away to escape them. Winnie Foster's family is the family who owns the wood at the edge of Treegap where Mae is meeting her two sons.

A man appears at Winnie Foster's gate at sunset looking for someone, but he doesn't say who.

These three events drive the plot of the novel.

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The prologue begins with info about the time that the story takes place.  There is no year listed, but the prologue makes it quite clear that the story takes place during the first week of August.  That week is special because it is usually one of the hottest and stillest weeks of summer. It causes strange things to happen. 

"There is no thunder, no relieving rain. These are strange and breathless days, the dog days, when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for after."

The three events that are narrated about all happened on the same day.  One event at dawn, one event at noon, and one event at sunset. 

The dawn event was Mae Tuck leaving, on her horse, for the village of Treegap.  It was something that she did once every ten years.  

The noon event was Winnie Foster deciding to consider running away. 

The sunset event was a stranger appearing at the Foster's house.  He claimed that he was looking for someone, but he wouldn't say who. 

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