The Moon is Down

Mayor Orden and Madame Orden’s cook. Annie has a strong temper and a fierce spirit, which she displays early on by dumping a pot of boiling water onto a group of soldiers during Colonel Lanser and Mayor Orden’s first meeting. She does this simply because these soldiers are standing on the back porch and watching her through the window. Annie also has a knack for skillfully sneaking around the town after curfew, often running furtive errands for Mayor Orden and serving as a lookout when he secretly visits Molly Morden’s house to help organize Will and Tom Anders’ (two local men) escape from the town.
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Annie Character Timeline in The Moon is Down

The timeline below shows where the character Annie appears in The Moon is Down. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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...after Corell leaves, Mayor Orden and Colonel Lanser’s conversation is interrupted by the palace’s cook, Annie, who complains to the mayor and his wife that there is a group of soldiers... (full context)
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Interrupting Colonel Lanser and Mayor Orden’s conversation, Joseph comes into the room and reports that Annie is growing increasingly agitated about the soldiers on the back porch. Madame tells him to... (full context)
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...loud scream issues from the kitchen, and Joseph bursts through the door. He announces that Annie has thrown boiling water out the window and onto the soldiers on the back porch.... (full context)
Chapter 3
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The townspeople move slowly and somberly through the day. In the mayoral palace, Joseph and Annie try awkwardly to move a large table into the drawing-room, where a trial is soon... (full context)
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Mayor Orden and Doctor Winter come into the drawing-room, dismiss Joseph and Annie, and discuss the upcoming trial. After several minutes, Molly Morden, Alex’s wife, enters and asks... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...quiet again, three sharp knocks sound on the door. Molly opens the door to find Annie, who steps quickly inside and tells her that the mayor is about to arrive with... (full context)
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Annie explains to Molly that the mayor needs to speak to the Anders before they sail,... (full context)
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Moments after Tonder’s departure, Annie returns to Molly’s house and asks Molly why a soldier was in the house. Although... (full context)
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...make a plea for explosives to the English government when they arrive. At that moment, Annie comes rushing into the room from where she’s been keeping guard at the front door.... (full context)
Chapter 8
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...Winter responds. Outside, there’s another explosion, this time so close the windows break. Orden calls Annie and asks her to stay with Madame, whom he kisses on the forehead before going... (full context)