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The Changes by Peter Dickinson Part Six

Nicky has been found guilty by the local villagers of being witch and is sentenced to death by stoning. Nicky is taken up to the attic in the village schoolhall to be stored there until the morning. Jonathon and Margaret decide they must rescue her. Nicky meanwhile is in her cell and realises that there is no escape. Back at the farm house, Mr. Gordon turns up and says that Jonathon must cast the first stone in the morning as he seemed to be most reluctant to find Nicky guilty. Margaret is furious but does not really let it show, but she accidentally scolds Mr. Gordon with a hot iron. He reacts badly and attacks her. Anne, Margaret's mum instantly goes to her help just as Peter walks in. Mr. Gordon is not badly hurt but Peter reminds him never to attack his family again without his leave.

Nicky is to be stoned to death Peter is still unsure of her guilt but bows to Mr. Gordons decision Jonathon and Margaret decide she must be rescued

Nicky is behind bars There is no escape from this room Margaret scolds Mr. Gordon who in turn attacks her

Jonathon is busy fixing walls when he decides to call it a day and head over to see Margaret. Jonathon has a plan for the night in order to rescue Nicky. That night Jonathon goes out and is able to start a tractor (he does not appear to be affected by the unseen force). He drives the tractor near where Mr. Gordon is guarding Nicky. Mr. Gordon and his aid hear the tractor and believe wickedness is approaching in the heart of Shipton village. Jonathon is able to draw Mr. Gordon and his men off whilst he then continues with the rescue.

Mr. Gordon does not rust Margaret Peter warns Jonathon and Margaret about Mr. Gordon Jonathon starts his rescue plan

Mr. Gordon hears the evil approaching Margaret helps Nicky escape Mr. Gordon and his men circle the evil

Once Nicky is out and clear of the school, Jonathon sets fire to the building in order to throw Mr. Gordon and his men off their tracks. Jonathon shows her to a safe place and Margaret and Jonathon make sure she is okay. Jonathon then lets Nicky know of his plans, he intends to get her out via a boat he has been preparing.

Mr. Gordon tells Peter of the evil in the village Peter recognises the blade of his son

The next morning, Margaret pretends that she has been up all night with Jonathon trying to catch cattle stealers. She tells her father and Mr. Gordon that Jonathon is off pursuing them, hence his absence at breakfast. Once the fire has been put out, the village men search through the school house but can find no body. They do find the smell of petrol and one vital piece of incriminating evidence, Jonathon's pocket knife. His father Peter instantly recognises it.

Episode List

The Changes Main Page Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five
The Changes - Main Page The Changes - Part One The Changes - Part Two The Changes - Part Three The Changes - Part Four The Changes - Part Five
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The Changes - Part Six The Changes - Part Seven The Changes - Part Eight The Changes - Part Nine The Changes - Part Ten