A Gathering of Days - Study Guide Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Joan W. Blos
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The chapter opens with an account of missing pies from the Shipman's storeroom. The Shipman parents accuse Asa of eating the pies, and he takes the blame and punishment. Catherine understands it to be the phantom's doing, especially when she learns the new footprints in the snow do not match Asa's boots. Asa does not want others to find out about the phantom, so he remains quiet. Catherine tells Cassie about the phantom but the two disagree on how they should handle the situation. Cassie agrees with Mr. Hall, and the disagreement puts a strain on their relationship.

In school, Teacher Holt lists different standards on the board that correlate directly to the situation unfolding with the phantom. That night, each girl considers the validity of the other's point and asks for forgiveness from each other. Together, they decide to sneak the phantom some food and a...

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