• A GATHERING OF DAYS is a journal written by Catherine Cabot Hall, who is thirteen years old when she begins in 1830.
• Catherine lives with her father and sister, Matty, in Meredith, New Hampshire.
• Catherine's mother and baby brother both died in childbirth.
• A neighbor woman, Mrs. Shipman, teaches Catherine and Matty fundamental household tasks.
• Catherine's best friends are Cassie Shipman and her brother, Asa.
• Catherine sees an apparition in the woods and tells Cassie and Asa about it.
• Catherine's Uncle Jack visits and relates newspaper stories about runaway slaves.
• Uncle Jack and Mr. Hall disagree on what should happen to runaways.
• Uncle Jack believes that runaways deserve freedom and kindness while Mr. Hall believes that runaways should be turned in to the authorities.
• Mrs. Shipman helps Catherine and Matty with preparation of food that can be stored for Thanksgiving.
• Mrs. Shipman's unmarried sister, Lucy, is coming...
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