A Gathering of Days - Chapters V - VI Summary & Analysis

Joan W. Blos
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While Catherine watches some boys figure skate, she notices some go to the edge where the ice is thin just to get a drink of water. She thinks it is foolishness and tells her father who leaves her a letter saying it is easy to see imperfections is others, but it takes a lot more to see imperfections in ourselves. Catherine celebrates Christmas day by going to church and then coming home to eat a warm dinner. She is thankful for the warmth and remembers baby Jesus. Soon after, Asa discovers the blanket they set out is gone and so are all marks of the fugitive. Asa states whoever the fugitive was, he is now gone after which Catherine feels a sense of relief. The winter chill gets colder and the snow covers most of the house. Catherine's father comments her mother usually got what...

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