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A Gathering of Days Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 6 Summary

Joan W. Blos
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Chapter 6 Summary

While walking home from school one day, Asa complains about the unfairness regarding the way the teacher changes the arithmetic rules for boys and girls. The boys must learn all the arithmetic, but the girls have exceptions because they are girls. The men believe that girls do not need to know all the math that the boys need to know. In school, Catherine practices her writing, but her thoughts wander to the phantom and his journey. A snowstorm develops, and Catherine is unable to go to school until the road is cleared. The snow is so deep that it takes many teams of oxen and half as many men to clear the road. Teacher Holt makes a surprise visit and ends up staying overnight since he cannot return to his home in such weather and darkness.

Chapter 6 Analysis

Sexism reappears in this chapter when Asa complains of...

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