A Gathering of Days - Study Guide Chapters VII - VIII Summary & Analysis

Joan W. Blos
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Catherine is overwhelmed when she learns the population of New Hampshire through a newspaper. There are 117 blind people, a fact that makes Catherine and Cassie wonder what it would be like to be blind and walk home with their eyes closed, holding tightly to each other. They realize one has the choice of how much they let their blindness get them down. They also realize there are 623 free slaves and wonder what it would be like to be a slave, but cannot. She grows sick and thinks of the little boy that was her brother who died soon after his birth along with her mother. When she returns to school, Teacher Holt brings a paper called The Liberator that deals with the “slavery question”. People of the town question his teaching style and state he may have been the one to help the runaway. One...

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