"there was a simple document drawn up by a lawyer, declaring that Nathaniel Pierston, infant son of Jennet Humfrye was become by adoption the child of Morgan Thomas Drablow of Eel Marsh House, Crythin Gifford, and of his wife, Alice" (115).
"At first she stayed away ... and the boy was brought up a Drablow... But, in the end, the pain of being parted from him, instead of easing, grew worse and she returned to Crythin. ... She got rooms in the town. She'd no money" (151).
"...death certificates. The first was of the boy, Nathaniel Drablow, at the age of six years. the cause of death was given as drowning. After that, ..., was a similar certificate, stating that Rose Judd had also died by drowning" (145).
"Mad with grief and mad with anger and a desire for revenge. She blamed her sister who had let them go out that day, though it was no one's fault" (152)
here lies Nathaniel Drablow loving son
"the boy's mother, Jennet Humfrye, had died of a wasting disease twelve years after her son, ... the child's nursery has been preserved in the house" (147)
"his mother haunted the place. ... the intensity of her grief and distress together with her pent-up hatred and desire for revenge permeated the air all around" (147).