Summarize chapters 1–2 of Godric.

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In chapter one of Frederick Buchner’s novel Godric, the eponymous character tells about his five friends. His best friend appears to have been Roger Mouse. Godric and Mouse had many adventures together. They even helped rescue a king from rebels. In chapter two, Godric tells about his absent dad, his dissimulating mom, his tomboy sister, and his chatty younger brother. At the end of chapter two, Godric kills a fish and almost dies in the sea.

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In chapter one of Godric, the eponymous protagonist introduces the reader to his five friends. There’s the “gentle” Tune, Fireweather, Roger Mouse, Ailred, and Gillian.

Mouse and Ailred are allotted the most space in the first chapter.

Godric calls Mouse a “sinner.” Yet he claimed he never had a “fonder friend” then Mouse. The two seem to have shared many adventures together. It looks like they rescued a king from rebels.

As for Ailred, he became an abbot. He appears to have been virtuous and humble. Supposedly, he blinded a corpulent king with his light.

In the second chapter, Godric tells about his parents, his siblings, and a bit of what he was like growing up.

Godric’s dad was Aedlward. He wasn’t around much. His mom was Aedwen. She’d cover her mouth when she cried and when she laughed, so it was hard to tell if she was laughing or crying.

Godric also had a sister named Burcwen. Burcwen liked to hang out with boys. Godric says Burcwen could “outrun, out jig, outdevil the lads.” After a while, the boys try to turn their relationship with her into something sexual. She stops hanging out with them.

Burcwen and William, Godric’s younger brother, became quite close. William will talk your ear off.

By the end of the chapter, the focus returns to Godric. He eviscerates a fish and almost drowns in the sea.

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