A Coin in Nine Hands - Section 7, Pages 119-134 Summary & Analysis

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Section 7, Pages 119-134 Summary

Old Mother Dida sells flowers near the theatre. She reflects on her long life and the things that she has done. As a young woman, she was beautiful, and as an old woman she is described as looking like a tree trunk. Growing up she had so many brothers and sisters that she was unable to keep their names straight. After her mother dies, she takes over the household. The entire family worked in their vineyards. She marries her first husband, who is a gardener. Mother Dida has eight or nine children by him; she does not recall exactly how many. They, too, all come to work in the vineyard. Her first husband is killed by an express train.

Dida recalls the hard times as well. Her eldest son is killed in World War I. She hires another man...

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