A Gathering of Days - Chapters XIII - XIV Summary & Analysis

Joan W. Blos
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Catherine begins sewing the quilt with instructions from her stepmother. She interjects with a story from Uncle Jack and news that Joshua, who used to be indifferent to studies, aspires to go study at Mr. Dudley Leavitt's school in Meredith. When Catherine comments on her lack of progress with the quilt, the new wife states she is learning a lesson for giving away the quilt. The family celebrates the Fourth of July and Catherine thinks the day is marvelous. When her sister Matty gets a bee sting, Catherine is upset she chooses to go to her (the stepmother) rather than to her sister. Later, Daniel comes up with the name Mammann for Catherine and Matty to call the new wife. Afterward, they grow closer and Catherine begins confiding in her more. The family discovers a young boy died while setting off the fireworks in the...

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